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Cut Time: Lesson 11 Practice Patterns 1101-1112

Up to this point in the lessons, all of the rhythm patterns have been in 2/4, 3/4, or 4/4 time signatures with the quarter note equal to one beat. In this lesson, we introduce 2/2 or cut time, with the half note equal to one beat. Read the introduction to cut time for explanations on how long each note value should be played. Make sure to count every beat and every subdivision of the beat in each rhythm pattern. Read the practice suggestions for cut time for more ideas on how to practice these patterns.

More Practice Patterns: Quadruple subdivisions - Cut time rhythms with eighth notes, Patterns 1113-1118.

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 11 Introduction - learn about cut time

Practice Suggestions Lesson 11 Practice Suggestions - learn how to practice these patterns well

Practice with MetronomeBotPlay along with MetronomeBot

The Fundamentals of Rhythm Buy the book, The Fundamentals of Rhythm.

Part 1: Half Notes and Whole Notes

Pattern 1101: With MetronomeBot counting the beat, half note = 72, on Concert C.
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Rhythm pattern 1101

Pattern 1102: With MetronomeBot counting the beat, half note = 72, on Concert F.
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Rhythm pattern 1102

Pattern 1103: Half note = 84, on Concert B flat.
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Rhythm pattern 1103

Pattern 1104: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, half note = 84, on Concert E flat.
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Rhythm pattern 1104

Pattern 1105: Visit Lesson 6 for an introduction on how to play pickup notes.

Half note = 84, on Concert D.
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Rhythm pattern 1105

Part 2: Duple Subdivisions - Patterns with Quarter Notes

Pattern 1106: Comparing patterns 1106 and 213 can help you feel the difference between cut time and 4/4 time. The patterns look exactly the same, but we count them differently because the half note is equal to one beat in this pattern while the quarter note is equal to one beat in pattern 213.

With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, half note = 60, on Concert A.
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Rhythm pattern 1106

Pattern 1107: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, half note = 60, on Concert E.
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Rhythm pattern 1107

Pattern 1108: Half note = 72, on Concert C.
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Rhythm pattern 1108

Pattern 1109: Half note = 84, on Concert D.
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Rhythm pattern 1109

Pattern 1110: Half note = 84, on Concert E.
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Rhythm pattern 1110

Pattern 1111: Visit Lesson 6 for an introduction on how to play pickup notes.

With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, half note = 60, on Concert F.
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Rhythm pattern 1111

Pattern 1112: Half note = 72, on Concert B flat.
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Rhythm pattern 1112

More Practice Patterns: Quadruple subdivisions - Cut time rhythms with eighth notes, Patterns 1113-1118.

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 11 Introduction - learn about cut time

Practice Suggestions Lesson 11 Practice Suggestions - learn how to practice these patterns well

Practice with MetronomeBotPlay along with MetronomeBot

The Fundamentals of Rhythm Buy the book, The Fundamentals of Rhythm.

 

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