'AAAB' In 3/4 Switching To A 2/4 Groove

Replacing the usual 'B' section with a groove in 2/4.

This lesson will follow an 'A A A B' structure only this time you will switch the time signature of the 'A' section to 3/4 and the 'B' to 2/4, meaning the last bar is a beat shorter than the rest of the phrase. The B section will continue to play groove rather than switching to a fill in these examples. The aim here is to further improve your ability to move through different time signatures.

The structure for this exercise will look like this:

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 2/4.

Written below are five examples of parts you could play for this structured pattern. In all examples the 'B' is a Fill In 2/4. A note on how the 'B' section has been constructed is included.


Example 1

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 2/4.


Example 2

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 2/4.


Example 3

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 2/4.


Example 4

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 2/4.


Example 5

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 2/4.


TASK

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