Rhythm Practice Patterns

# 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.

Lesson 11 Introduction - learn about cut time

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

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## Part 1: Half Notes and Whole Notes

Pattern 1101: With MetronomeBot counting the beat, half note = 72, on Concert C.
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Pattern 1102: With MetronomeBot counting the beat, half note = 72, on Concert F.
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Pattern 1103: Half note = 84, on Concert B flat.
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Pattern 1104: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, half note = 84, on Concert E flat.
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Pattern 1105: Visit Lesson 6 for an introduction on how to play pickup notes.

Half note = 84, on Concert D.
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## 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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Pattern 1107: With MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, half note = 60, on Concert E.
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Pattern 1108: Half note = 72, on Concert C.
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Pattern 1109: Half note = 84, on Concert D.
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Pattern 1110: Half note = 84, on Concert E.
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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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Pattern 1112: Half note = 72, on Concert B flat.
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### More Practice Patterns: Quadruple subdivisions - Cut time rhythms with eighth notes, Patterns 1113-1118.

Lesson 11 Introduction - learn about cut time

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

Play along with MetronomeBot

Buy the book, The Fundamentals of Rhythm.

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