This figure compared to the master figure
Secondary ternary rhythm figures
This is a secondary ternary figure.
Secondary figures are distinguished by the absence of event on the beat.
In this case, the first eighth note of the ternary figure "three eighth notes" is removed:
●With a rest,
●With a tie from the previous figure.
Here is a table of all primary and secondary ternary figures:
Historically, secondary figures have only appeared once their primary versions have been in usage for several hundred years.
Syncopation or not?
Since syncopations involve holding a note, that was played on a weak position of the beat, over the following strong position;
●This figure only includes a syncopation in its tied version.
How to perform
•A: Start by doing this rhythm, using the syllable "Ta".
B: Mute the first "Ta" of each beat.
Tempo 80 bpm
Tempo 110 bpm
Tempo 140 bpm