ALEX WEBSTER
P R O F E S S O R
W E B S T E R S I G N S
O F F W IT H A R U N -
T H R O U G H T H O S E
C R A Z Y M E T E R S
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or the past few months
we've been learning about
odd meters by working
with 7/8, 11/8, and 5/4
as examples. This month
we'll review what we've
learned by playing through some
examples that feature all three of
these meters.
Example 1
shows the feel
we'll be using for each meter
in this month's lesson. For 7/8
we'll use a 2, 2, 3 eighth note
pattern, for 11/8 we'll use 3, 3,
3, 2 and for 5/4 the pattern will
be 3, 3, 2, 2. These are the only
patterns we'll use this month,
but as you know from previous
lessons, there are many other
ways these signatures can be felt
rhythmically.
In
Example 2
we'll work
through some seventh chord
arpeggios in the key of C major.
In order to play all four notes
of these arpeggios in 7/8 I've
divided the final beat - a dotted
quarter note - into a quarter and
an eighth, but be aware that the
basic 2, 2, 3 feel remains. After
playing the four bars of 7/8 you'll
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