Thursday, January 17, 2019

EZ rock beats in 5/4 - 01

For one of my students, an easy page of rock beats in 5/4. We did one of these a few years ago, but this page illustrates the 2+3 / 3+2 phrasing of this time signature, and the beats are a little easier for younger students.

Count in 5, or in 2+3/3+2 (e.g, say “1-2-1-2-3” while you play). Once you can play the patterns consistently and solidly, begin playing in two measure phrases, improvising simple variations or fills in the second measure.

See that earlier page for some ways of practicing these beats to improve your phrasing, and general concept for playing in 5.

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