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Compound Meter Patterns in 3/8 and 6/8: Lesson 14 Practice Patterns 1415-1429

The rhythm patterns on this page focus on the time signatures of 3/8 and 6/8, with the dotted quarter note equal to one beat. To learn these patterns well, clap and count the rhythms and use a triple subdivision metronome. Read the introduction to compound meter for a detailed explanation of these time signatures as well as how to play music written in 3/8 and 6/8. You can use the suggested subdivisions of “k d” as shown below, or use your own subdivision. What’s most important is that you feel the beat divided into three equal subdivisions. Visit the practice suggestion page for ideas on how to practice these patterns. Listen to the audio recordings of each pattern to ensure that you are playing them accurately.

More Practice Patterns: Introductory Patterns 1401-1414.
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 2: Compound Meter Patterns in 3/8

Pattern 1415: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert A.
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Rhythm pattern 1415

Pattern 1416: With a clicking metronome, no subdivision, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert A.
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Rhythm pattern 1416

Pattern 1417: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert G.
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Rhythm pattern 1417

Pattern 1418: With a clicking metronome, no subdivision, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert B flat.
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Rhythm pattern 1418

Part 3: Compound Meter Patterns in 6/8

Pattern 1419: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert F.
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Rhythm pattern 1419

Pattern 1420: With a clicking metronome, no subdivision, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert G.
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Rhythm pattern 1420

Pattern 1421: Dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert E.
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Rhythm pattern 1421

Pattern 1422: Dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert A.
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Rhythm pattern 1422

Pattern 1423: Dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert B flat.
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Rhythm pattern 1423

Pattern 1424: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert C.
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Rhythm pattern 1424

Pattern 1425: Dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert G.
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Rhythm pattern 1425

Pattern 1426: Dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert F.
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Rhythm pattern 1426

Pattern 1427: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert A.
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Rhythm pattern 1427

Pattern 1428: Dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert B flat.
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Rhythm pattern 1428

Pattern 1429: Dotted quarter note = 66, on Concert B.
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Rhythm pattern 1429

More Practice Patterns: Introductory Patterns 1401-1414.
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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