Tuesday, February 1, 2011
It is important to be able to feel the divided beat in a song as well as the beat. If the beat is a quarter note, then the divided beat is two eighth notes. Listen to "This Land Is Your Land". Tap the beat (quarter note) with one hand and the divided beat (two eighth notes) with the other hand. Now tap the divided beat with one hand and the rhythm (the words) with the other hand. If that was easy then you can try tapping the beat with your toe, the divided beat with one hand and the rhythm with the other hand? Now turn around as you do all of this (just kidding). I am getting a little punchy as it is 11 at night...way past my bedtime. As you go through the day try this beat and divided beat thing with other songs you hear. Just don't do it while you are driving.