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Compound Meter Introductory Patterns: Lesson 14 Practice Patterns 1401-1414

This lesson introduces rhythm patterns in compound meter. Read the introduction to compound meter for a thorough explanation of how to count and perform in 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, and 12/8 time signatures when the dotted quarter note is equal to one beat. These time signatures are unlike anything covered in Lessons 1 through 13 because the beat is now subdivided into three equal parts instead of two equal parts. Read the Lesson 14 practice suggestions page for tips on how work on these rhythm patterns.

The patterns on this page give all the possible combinations of eighth notes, quarter notes, dotted quarter notes, and their equivalent rests in one beat of a measure of 6/8 time. Clap and count the rhythms of these patterns many times before moving on to Parts 2 and 3 of this lesson. Listen to and play along with the recordings of each pattern for more effective practice, too. Also, use a triple subdivision metronome to ensure accuracy.

More Practice Patterns: Compound meter patterns in 3/8 and 6/8 time, Patterns 1415-1429.
More Practice Patterns: Compound meter patterns in 9/8 and 12/8 time, Patterns 1430-1433.

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 14 Introduction - learn about compound meter

Practice Suggestions Lesson 14 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: Introductory Patterns in 6/8

Pattern 1401: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert C. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1401

Pattern 1402: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert D. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1402

Pattern 1403: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert E. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1403

Pattern 1404: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert F. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1404

Pattern 1405: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert G. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1405

Pattern 1406: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert A. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1406

Pattern 1407: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert B flat. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1407

Pattern 1408: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert C sharp. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1408

Pattern 1409: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert F sharp. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1409

Pattern 1410: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert B. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1410

Pattern 1411: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert C. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1411

Pattern 1412: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert F. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1412

Pattern 1413: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat for four measures, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert G. If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1413

Pattern 1414: Remember that the whole rest indicates that the whole measure should be silent. Therefore, no recording is necessary for this example.

Rhythm pattern 1414

More Practice Patterns: Compound meter patterns in 3/8 and 6/8 time, Patterns 1415-1429.
More Practice Patterns: Compound meter patterns in 9/8 and 12/8 time, Patterns 1430-1433.

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 14 Introduction - learn about compound meter

Practice Suggestions Lesson 14 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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