'A A B C' Structure Using 4/4 3/4 And 2/4

A variation on the 'A A B C' structure where each section refers to a different time signature.

In this lesson you will be learning another variation on the A A B C structure that is going to involve switching time signature for every structural section. In this case 'A' is 4/4, 'B' is 3/4 and 'C' is 2/4. This is a great exercise for getting more comfortable with these different time signatures.

The structure for this idea looks like this:

The structure for this phrase construction idea.

Listed below are several example of this structure with a drum kit part applied. I have used a variety of different construction ideas and time signatures but feel free to create your own parts.


Example 1

A four bar phrase built using three time signatures


Example 2

A four bar phrase built using three time signatures


Example 3

A four bar phrase built using three time signatures


Example 4

A four bar phrase built using three time signatures


Example 5

A four bar phrase built using three time signatures


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  • Create your own versions of these patterns based on the original phrase.