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Ten 1 Page Lessons

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


RHYTHMIC TENDENCIES OF THE 4/4 MEASURE (BAR):

1....&....2....&....3....&....4....&....1

S....O....W....O....s....O....W....O....S

S=Strongest
O=Offbeat or upbeat - very tense
W=Weak
s-less strong

Compare the feelings/effects that playing on each type of beat produces.
Experiment with starting and ending melody lines on different beats.

IDENTIFY the quality and locations of these beats (i.e., Offbeat ~ and of 3):