Fours

60bpm

72bpm

84bpm

96bpm

108bpm

120bpm

132bpm

144bpm

156bpm


7.TuMore Dots . . .


Today's session gives you more chances to use the dotted quarter-note/crotchet, in 3/4 as well as in 4/4.

Tsur Mishelo

There's nothing new in Tsur Mishelo, just more dotted quarter-notes / crotchets, and some more high Gs & As.

  • You'll find F# in the key signature, but you'll find that all the Ds are sharpened too.
  • This is the scale you need to get your fingers familiar with, then - Nahawand, a middle-eastern scale that corresponds to our Harmonic Minor. It starts on E in this tune . . .
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  • Aim for 84bpm
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Dotted quarter-notes in 3/4

Dotted quarter-notes / crotchets feature in two common 3/4 rhythms. You've played the tied versions of these patterns before, so count, clap & compare bars 1 & 2, then 3 & 4 -

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The rhythms above, 4 times each.

Here's the begining of a well known tune that features the first of those patterns . . . .

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El Olé

. . . . and here's a Spanish tune, El Olé, that features the second rhythm. The first section is in F major, the second in F minor. Because the change of key is brief, it is indicated with accidentals rather than a new key signature.

  • Db is C# by its other name.
  • Ab is G# by its other name.
  • Notice the unusual pick-up.
  • Count the last bars before the return to the start carefully, too.
  • Aim for 156bpm
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Check the opening rhythm?