Adding A 'C' Section To A Four Bar Phrase In 3/4

Four bar phrases that add a 'C' section to an existing phrase in the time signature of 3/4.

This lesson expands on our previous level 1 phrase construction ideas where a third section was added into the part. The structure for the exercises on this page will be the same 'ABAC' pattern used previously but this time in the time signature of 3/4. You can find a collection of lessons you may find useful at the bottom of the page.

As with the previous lesson, both the B and C parts are going to be fills, but you are going to approach the two different fills in different ways. The 'B' is now going to be a subtle fill which can either be just a variation on the groove or a Short Fill. The 'A' will be a groove as usual.

Listed below are several examples of this structure.


Example 1

A four bar phrase made up of A B and C sections in 3/4


Example 2

A four bar phrase made up of A B and C sections in 3/4


Example 3

A four bar phrase made up of A B and C sections in 3/4


Example 4

A four bar phrase made up of A B and C sections in 3/4


Example 5

A four bar phrase made up of A B and C sections in 3/4


Example 6

A four bar phrase made up of A B and C sections in 3/4


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  • Create your own versions of these patterns.