Fours

60bpm

72bpm

84bpm

96bpm

108bpm

120bpm

132bpm

144bpm

156bpm


8.TuThe Five Patterns


Sixteenth-notes (semiquavers) and eighth-notes (quavers) can be mixed within a beamed group, but only in five ways.

Notice that it is the number of beams touching the stem that defines the note-value. Notice also the dotted eighth-notes (quavers) in the last two patterns, now worth three-quarters of a beat rather than a half . . . .

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Count, clap & loop each of the above until you have the feel of it. Then try jumping randomly from pattern to pattern without breaking the beat.

Check that? Each pattern four times.

Paganini

Here's a famous theme by Paganini featuring pattern 4. It should be quite fast . . . . . & that's a high Bb in bar 5.

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Shalom Alechem

Shalom Alechem contains patterns 1, 2 & 3 . . . . .

  • Aim for 48bpm (i.e 48 quarter-notes per minute).
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