Time & Rhythm: A Two-Fisted Study in 6/8 Time

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6/8 Time is more than six equivalent pulse strung together. 6/8 time defines a recurring pattern of two “3-nesses” in a row, where the first 3-ness which starts on “the 1” gets a bit more emphasis than the second three-ness, which starts on “the 4”.

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


Pattern: Left 6 versus Right 2 (mirror image of the above)…


Pattern: Alternating Hands, Left First…


Pattern: Alternating Hands, Right First (mirror image of the above)…


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

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