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PAUL GEARY
EXAMPLE
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Down Foot
Up Foot
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his month I would like
to continue my series of
columns looking at some
basic reading skills. Let's
take a look at rhythm.
The following examples
will be played on the C note
(third fret, A string). For this
reason I have not included any
tablature. Feel free to clap these
rhythms without the bass: in
doing this you will begin to see
and feel the rhythm on the page,
and work it out long before you
pick up the guitar. I find this to
be a valuable tool, especially if
time is limited when learning
a piece of music. If you can do
this away from the bass and be
accurate with the rhythm along
with the pitches, a great deal of
practice and preparation can be
accomplished beforehand.
EXAMPLE
1
Remember to keep your foot
moving consistently in time
with a pulse. Either set the
metronome to 80BPM or
establish the pulse yourself with
your foot. Down foot will be beat
one, up foot beat two, down foot
beat three, up foot beat four and
so on. While doing this, have an
8th-note click running through
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Can you see the m usic? Is it well lit?
Are you sitting comfortably?
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