This figure compared to the master figure
Usage of this figure
This figure, and the one in the following exercise, 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.
You won't find it much in classical music.
It was one of the last two figures to be accepted into popular culture during the rhythm revolution of the 1970s-80s period.
How to perform
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".
Tempo 60 bpm
Tempo 75 bpm
Tempo 90 bpm