Semi Quaver Groupings - 1 e a

A continuation of your rhythmic development. Construct 16th note rhythms by removing the third note in each group of four.

This lesson continues developing the ideas presented in our first Semi Quaver Groupings lessons. In the third grouping you will be removing the third semi quaver of each grouping of four. Which will look like this:

The second semi quaver grouping

Again, the sticking for a single stroke roll is preserved, when we remove the third semi quaver we also remove a right hand stroke and play the next on the left again.

Like in the last exercise we can notate this without the rest:

The second semi quaver grouping with the rest removed

This is probably the hardest of the four groupings to get your head around. You get three 16th notes in a row that are split over two beats that can easily throw you off your timing. If you are struggling with this rhythm try building it up. Play it once then stop. When you can do that play it twice then stop. When you can do that play it three times then stop and so on.

TASK

  1. Practice the rhythm until you can play it at 120bpm.

Listed below are four orchestrations for this rhythm:


Example 1

The second semi quaver grouping orchestrated


Example 2

The second semi quaver grouping orchestrated


Example 3

The second semi quaver grouping orchestrated


Example 4

The second semi quaver grouping orchestrated


TASK

  1. Practice all orchestrations on this sheet and add in your own feet patterns.
  2. Create your own orchestrations, look back at our rudiment orchestration collection for ideas.

Try a similar lesson where the fourth note is removed here.