Time & Rhythm: A Two-Fisted Study in 4/4 Time

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4/4 Time is more than four equivalent pulses strung together. 4/4 time is built upon two “2-nesses” in a row, where the first “2-ness”, which starts on “the 1” gets a bit more emphasis than the second “2-ness”, which starts on “the 3”.

If you haven’t done so already, watch the following video that explains how to do these two-fisted, clapping time in your lap studies for maximum benefit…


Pattern: 4 Right versus 2 Left (@60, 100, 140, 180 BPM)…

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Pattern: 4 Left versus 2 Right (a mirror image of the above)…

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Pattern: Downbeats Left, Upbeats Right…

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Pattern: Downbeats Right, Upbeats Left (a mirror image of the above)…

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Watch Frank model how to play-study-practice the patterns above…


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