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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsRight, now we’re going to look at some dotted rhythms. It’s a little bit difficult to be precise about when you take fingers off when you’ve got rests. But the first of these, number eleven is 1,2,3,off. Whereas twelve is 1,2,3,4,off it’s on the off of the &, 4&, that’s when it comes off. Similarly 13 1&2off, 1&2off. Fourteen, dugga, dugga - you only play the du and the final ga. durda, durda, durda, durda. Fifteen is very pretty because you can hardly tell the difference between whether it was a quaver rest or a semi-quaver rest, but dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga, dah, dah, dah, dah.

Skip to 1 minute and 5 secondsSixteen if you count 1&, 2&, 3&, 4& dadah, dah, da dadah, dah, da Seventeen dugga, dugga, dugga, it’s just the dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga. Eighteen it’s just the ga, ga, ga, ga, ga. Nineteen is on the & 1&, 2 .. 1 1&, 2&, 3&, 4& Twenty - come in on the &, and you take it off on the first beat of the next bar. Let’s have a go. 1,2,3,off. 1,2,3,off. 1,2,3,4&. 1,2,3,4&. Thirteen 1,2&,3,4&. 1,2&,3,4&. Fourteen

Skip to 2 minutes and 49 secondsSeventeen, dugga.

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Skip to 3 minutes and 11 secondsNineteen

Skip to 3 minutes and 16 seconds3,4, 1&,2,3,4 Twenty 1&,2,3,4, 1,2,3,4. 1&,2,3,4, 1,2,3,4.

Rhythmic Phrases I : Dotted Rhythms

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