'A A A B A C' Structure

Eight bar phrases that add a 'C' section to an existing phrase.

Continuing from our 4A A B structural idea, in this lesson you will be learning a variation on the fill placement that is going to include a smaller fill, similar to the level 1 idea of Adding A 'C' Section. You can think of this phrase as a block of 4 bars followed by a shorted block of 2 bars and is really just the eight bar pattern linked above with two of the 'A' sections in the second line removed. At the end of the block of 4 you will be using a slightly subtler fill, shown by the 'B' in the structure below, and at the end of the block of 2 a standard fill will be used, shown by the 'C' below. This is the structure for this pattern:

A six bar phrase made up of three parts.

As with the previous 6 bar phrase, the second line is shorter to highlight the 'cut short' feel this stucture can have. As mentioned in the previous lesson repeat marks are sometimes used to abbreviate this to one line, however with this specific structure it is unlikely that will happen.

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


Example 1

A six bar phrase made of two parts.


Example 2

A six bar phrase made of two parts.


Example 3

A six bar phrase made of two parts.


Example 4

A six bar phrase made of two parts.


Example 5

A six bar phrase made of two parts.


TASK

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