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There are actually four possibilities: IMHO all of these are acceptable, although I find the first one easiest to read. The third one looks unneccessarily complicated and the fourth looks a bit 'unusual', but would probably be a good choice if there was half a page of this rhythm.


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Just move the time signature declaration into the right spot, and it works: \score { \new Staff \with { \override StaffSymbol #'transparent = ##t \override Clef #'transparent = ##t } \relative c'' { \time 3/4 b4 b4. b8 | b4. b8 b4 } } When I am making a rhythm, I usually do it a slightly different way: By using DrumStaff, you get a percussion ...


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When trying to count in music, it's worth slowing it all down. On guitar, life's a bit easier, particularly with rhythms. Here, you are strumming basically down, up, then down again, then up again, etc. Let's face it, in order to do the next downstrum, it needs the hand to come up again! A lot of rhythms start with a downstrum on beat 1. You do it here. ...


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Not sure if this will satisfy the "good music" requirement... ...Yesterday by The Beatles famously has a seven bar phrase length. "Examples" is plural, so at least one more... ...Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles uses a five bar phrase length. Notice that both examples are phrase lengths of uneven counts in common time. It's not part of the question, but ...


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It's not clear whether you mean to exclude all classical music or only classical music that employs irregular meter. In case it is the latter, I offer this example: There is a lovely trio sonata by Buxtehude (opus 1, number 4) whose first movement is a chaconne built on a three and a half measure long bass.


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It's a fairly brisk 4/4, and the rhythm is Q-EQ-EEE 1+2+3+4+ (Q for quarter notes, E for eight notes). So I'd count One-TwoAnd-andFourAnd. I don't hear any swing in the way you play it.


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I would do it differently. Eighth rest, eighth note tied to quarter note tied to half note. (I can't post graphics easily.) The suggested pattern avoids breaking any "normal" divisions and makes sight reading easier.


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