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The ultimate goal is to feel each rhythm independently – triplet in one hand, duplet in the other. There are multiple ways to get there, but the Carol of the Bells example given above is great. Sing the rhythm in syllables (dum da dee da), and clap both hands on your lap. Both hands start together on "dum," right hand "da," left hand "dee," and right hand on ...


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I would say there is not a direct relationship between the notes chosen for the melody and the strumming pattern that would be most appropriate for the song. They are two completely different elements of the music and are chosen by the composer independently. The rhythm and choice of notes used in the song or musical piece are but two of the many elements ...


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For ballroom dancers (either Rhythm in the US or Latin in International styles) the steps are counted: two, three, cha-cha-CHA where the last CHA is on the downbeat. Much of the rhythm is sounded by the guiro. The guiro plays either 4-4-4-88 (where 4 means quarter note and 8 means eighth note, I can't quickly figure out how to post an image or pdf) or ...


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You cannot damage it with strumming (well, over time you can start to wear down the paintwork. A lot of time) Guitars are not designed to be rhythm or lead, they are just stringed instruments which can be played with fingertips, nails, or a pick (or a bow, an electric drill, etc) I have a nice 7-string RG, and while I play lead, some of our songs require ...


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If it is eka thalam(1 beat per cycle), then it is hard to tell the difference between thisram(3* 1bpc) and sankeernam(9* 1 bpc), just by the way singer sings. However, if there is a percussionist, lets says mridangam player, she will supposedly follow the pattern ta-ki-tha , ta-ki-tha, ta-ki-tha for thisram. However, in sankheernam, they follow the ...


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"one two cha-cha-cha" used by dancers is indeed musically misleading as the "one" for dancers is not the one in terms of musical measures. The 3rd "cha" is actually the first beat of the following bar: 1---------2---------3---------4--------|1---------2----... ...one-------two-------cha--cha--cha------- Try to clap your hand on the 1 (beat of the ...


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The "rule" is that beaming and note grouping should not obscure the beat. In particular it should not obscure the mid-point of a 4/4 bar. These rules can serve us well, but are also routinely broken :-) (Has to be an Answer because of the necessary picture attachment)



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