Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Chaffee linear phrases in other rhythms/meters

In the comments of the recent Chaffee linear phrases in 4/4 post, someone asked about other rhythm possibilities for the same phrases. The phrases there were ten notes long, so basically any rhythm and meter with ten notes in a measure would work. 

Here are some possibilities for a 3/3/4 note pattern phrase— RLB/RLB/RLBB:  

Of course there are other possibilities, but part of the point of linear patterns is continuity— introduce too long of a space to the pattern and the deal breaks down a bit. It also shouldn't be so complicated you can't figure it out on the fly with a lot of different phrases without writing it out. 

We could also do this with partial measures, but that's a whole other post. 

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