Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsLet’s have a look at tied rhythms. Some of these are quite tricky. I won’t guarantee I’ll get them all right. Let’s have a go. The difference between twenty one and twenty two is pretty subtle really. I suppose if you count twenty one as dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga and on that final ga you lift the note. Whereas twenty two - if you go 1&,2&,3&,4& and you lift on the &. Twenty three could be written differently. It could be written as dotted crotchets. Sometimes people want to make the split of the bar into 4 beats clear and they use ties to do that. So there is not a unique way of writing rhythmic patters.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 secondsSo it’ s dur, off on the second & 1 … 1&,2off, 1&,2off Twenty four da, dah, dah, dah, da That’s very much a sort of phrase that one would use in jazz because it uses the &s and up-beats da, dah, dah, dah, da. Twenty five dah, dah, da Twenty six da, dah, dah Twenty seven da, dah, da Twenty eight da, dah, da, da, dah, da Notice the 2 patterns repeat. Now it gets more difficult in twenty nine. If you find it a bit hard to read - I must say I find some of this hard to read - you can try slowing it down and then, when you’re sure it’s correct, then you can speed it up.

Skip to 1 minute and 49 secondsGenerally, if you’ve got the sound of the rhythm in your head it’s easier to speed it up. If it’s wrong then, obviously, it’s wrong. So this goes - remember dugga dugga is where we split the beat du, dugga, dur, dugga Shall I try that again, twenty nine? du, dugga, dur, dugga Thirty dugga da, dugga, dugga da, dugga That’s a phrase that repeats. Thirty one is hard. dugga da, ga dugga, ga dugga, ga dugga Thirty two is a little bit easier because there’s two patterns that repeat.

Skip to 2 minutes and 31 secondsdugga dah, ga dugga, dugga dah, ga dugga Thirty three we’re back into 2s against 3s dah, da da Thirty four is pretty similar da, da, dah, da, da Again it’s difficult to do it without the context of the pulse. Let’s have a go - fingers crossed. dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga, dugga Twenty two 1&,2&,3&,4& 1&,2&,3&,4& Twenty three 1,2&,3,4& 1,2&,3,4& Twenty four

Skip to 3 minutes and 36 secondsTwenty five

Skip to 3 minutes and 40 seconds1,2,3,4 1,2&,3,4& Twenty six

Skip to 3 minutes and 53 seconds2,3,4

Skip to 3 minutes and 58 secondsNot sure if that’s right Twenty seven 3,4&, 2,3,4 1&,2,3,4& Twenty eight, repeated patterns da, dah, da, da, dah, da Again da, dah, da, da, dah, da Now twenty nine du, dugga, dur, dugga du, dugga, dur, dugga Thirty dugga da, dugga, dugga da, dugga dugga da, dugga, dugga da, dugga dugga da, ga dugga, ga dugga, ga dugga dugga da, ga dugga, ga dugga, ga dugga 2,3,4 dugga dah, ga dugga, dugga dah, ga dugga dugga dah, ga dugga, dugga dah, ga dugga Thirty three da da 2,3,4 1,2,1&a Thirty four 1&a, 2&a 1&a, &a

Rhythmic Phrases II : Tied Rhythms

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