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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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The only way I can think that you'd damage it would be if you thought you needed heavier strings in order to play rhythm (you don't!). The wrong gauge of strings can bend the neck forwards, which would make the guitar harder to play - but even then, a good guitar technician can get it straight again, or changing back to the recommended string gauge would let ...


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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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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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If you look at sheet music published by a reputable source, it is clear the final "cha" is on the first beat of the bar. For example, in the Trinity College London piano exam syllabus: There are also published examples in the ABRSM (London Royal Schools of Music) examimations. I have no idea why dancers count it they way ...


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The strum pattern. Pattern is important. A pattern is something that repeats, so a strum pattern, specially in pop music, is going to be basically the same thing for each bar. Pretty well regardless of the rhythm of the melody. It needs to complement the melody, of course, but it rarely copies the melody rhythm. As joseem states, it's basically (in a 4/4) ...


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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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Generally speaking the strum pattern (and other accompaniment techniques) will depend more on the generic characteristics of the song (tempo, style, genre) and the effect you want to achieve than the particulars of the melody (although sometimes, for momentary effect, a particular combination of strummed chords and sung words may be used). For the most ...


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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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"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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This just about sums it up. ___


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In the same rhythm as Carol of the Bells (suggestion above), say, "Not very hard, not very hard" as you play your 2s against 3s. Eighth notes in the left hand, triplets in the right hand. Start real slowly. Begin both hands together on "Not." Try it first by patting it on your thighs. "Not very hard, not very hard." Then try it on the keys. I've had ...


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My argument for using a metronome- at least occasionally- is this: if you can't play a straight beat, you have no assurance that your "expressive" playing with the rhythm is not just bad technique. You need to have a basis to start from, or it's all just sloppy. Thus, I would say that it's at least worthwhile to use a metronome to check whether you can do ...



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