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Rhythm exercise 4-5s

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Name Symbols Duration

One sixteenth note rest,
one dotted eighth note



¼ of a beat,
¾ of a beat


x
tied to one sixteenth note,
one dotted eighth note



¼ of a beat,
¾ of a beat

 

Graphic
representation

 


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master
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Usage
of this
figure

This figure and the following one comprise secondary sixteenth note syncopations, that is, with no support from the beat.
A figure like this one, containing only one long note on the second sixteenth note, has long been unpopular.
It was one of the two last figures to be accepted at the end of the rhythm revolution of the 1975-85 period.

 

 

 

How to
perform
this
figure

A: Start by doing this rhythm, using the syllable "Ta".

B: Transform the first, third and fourth "Ta" into a "Tu".

C: Eliminate the "Tu".

 
  The second Mental
description

 

Press the "Play" button on any of the three players below to hear this exercise performed:
•Slowly
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This exercise is written two different ways.
The first line uses ties and the second uses rests.
Tempo 70 bpm  
Tempo 90 bpm  
Tempo 110 bpm  

Count 1, 2, 3, 4, before you start


 

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