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Chopbuilder Part I: Getting It Together

Jay McConnell (2030) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12


Things to notice:

The note patterns and feels alternate from 4 to 3 to 4 to 3 etc.(quadruple to triple)

Triplets often employ hammer-ons and pull-offs.

It's really cool to mess with the natural mathematical phenomenon of superimposing 3 over 4 , or vice versa

Here's an example of 3-note groupings inserted in to a 4-beat (quadruple) rhythm, and vice versa.

I played a 3-note repeating pattern (G,A,B, A,B,C, B,C,D,etc.) inside of a 4-note rhythmic structure (16th notes)

The 2nd bar is A 4-note repeating pattern (G,F#,E,D, F#,E,D,C, E,D,C,B, etc.) inside a 3-note triplet structure (8th note trp):
Chopbuilder Part I: Getting It Together - Page 7