Wednesday, August 17, 2011

comparing rhythms 2/4 and 4/4

Yesterday's lesson had four beat rhythm patterns in 4/4 time using quarter notes, paired eighth notes and half notes.  Today's lesson takes these same four beat patterns and shows you how they would look if written in two beats with 2/4 time.  Don't let the sixteenth notes make you think the rhythms are difficult.  Just take it slowly and tap on each eighth note (the divided beat in 2/4) and you will see that it is just as easy as quarter and eighth note rhythms.