'A A B' Structure In 3/4

A very simple variation on the standard 'AAAB' pattern that is cut a little shorter.

In this lesson you will just be taking the AAB pattern covered in a previous lesson and translating it to the time signature of 3/4. All exercises will just be this new combination of existing ideas so shouldn't present too many problems. The structure for the parts on this page is this:

A three bar phrase made up of 2 lots of A followed by a B in the time signature of 3/4.

In the lesson linked above I discuss where you might find this kind of phrase and some points about notation in a piece, have a look back over that lesson if you haven't already as these notes may be useful.

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 three bar phrase in 3/4 made of two parts.

Example 2

A three bar phrase in 3/4 made of two parts.

Example 3

A three bar phrase in 3/4 made of two parts.

Example 4

A three bar phrase in 3/4 made of two parts.

Example 5

A three bar phrase in 3/4 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.