Drums – Notation – BT6 – Swung, Rounded, or Ternary Notation Rhythms

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How Ternary Rhythms (3, 6, 9, etc. parts) relate to Binary Rhythms (2, 4, 8, etc. parts) and other artificial Tuplets (5, 7, etc. parts):

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Counting artificially-notated “Tuplets” (Duplets, Triplets, Quadruplets, Pentuplets/Quintuplets, Sextuplets, etc.)  –  While you watch Video

 

 

“Swung-Time” Rhythm Charts:

 

 

 

 

Drummers can play these charts on snare drum only to improve their reading and concert band/orchestra skills!

 

Drummers can play them as drum-set fills around their kit.

 

Drummers can play them as crashes + bass drum, as if they were Big Band ensemble figure “kicks”, optionally adding setup fills – see Rhythmic Figures Notation & Interpretation.

 

Drummers can play them as accents (see “Accents” Notation above) with one hand as rim shots or rim clicks or as crashes/Time-keeper + bass, while filling-in the other subdivisions on the snare softly as ghost notes, or more loudly around the toms, or both!

 

Drummers can keep 1-3 limbs playing a steady Time-keeping Ostinato, while playing these charts as a “Melody Line” with a remaining limb (e.g., snare, bass, hi-hat foot, or even Time-keeper hand) – see Melody versus Ostinato while you watch the video.

Drummers can play 1 measure (bar) as a “Call/Question” with one limb (e.g., snare) and then repeat this “Melody Line” as a “Response/Answer” with another limb (e.g., bass) for 1 bar in to create an internal “Dialogue/Conversation,” thus creating a 2-bar phrase.  Or “Respond/Answer” by reading a different chart rhythm for the 2nd bar.  You can even change what limbs “Call/Question” and what limb will “Respond/Answer.”

 

Drummers can also play 1/2 bar (counts 1 & 2 columns) of “Call/Question” and “Respond/Answer” with the 2nd half (counts 3 & 4 columns).

 

Drummers can also play Count 1 column “Call/Question,” Count 2 column “Response/Answer,” Count 3 column “Call/Question,” and finally Count 4 column “Response/Answer.”

 

 

 

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2/4 March Meter:

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet Jerk “e,” Lazy “a,” and “e a” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 1-13

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Jerk “e” chart above with every Lazy “a” combo for charts 38-49, which overlaps some with 14-25

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Lazy “a” chart above with every Jerk “e” combo for charts 14-25, which overlaps some with 38-49

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Jerk “e” chart above with every “e a” combo for charts 62-73, which overlaps some with 26-37

 

PDF doc:  Combining each “e a” chart above with every Jerk “e” combo for charts 26-37, which overlaps some with 62-73

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Lazy “a” chart above with every “e a” combo for charts 74-85, which overlaps some with 50-61

 

PDF doc:  Combining each “e a” chart above with every Lazy “a” combo for charts 50-61, which overlaps some with 74-85

 

 

 

3/4 Waltz Meter:

 

 

PDF doc:  How to apply these charts

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet Jerk “e,” Lazy “a,” and “e a” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 1-25

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Jerk “e” chart above with every Lazy “a” combo for charts 138-193, which overlaps some with 26-81

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Lazy “a” chart above with every Jerk “e” combo for charts 26-81, which overlaps some with 138-193

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Jerk “e” chart above with every “e a” combo for charts 250-301, which overlaps some with 82-137

 

PDF doc:  Combining each “e a” chart above with every Jerk “e” combo for charts 82-137, which overlaps some with 250-301

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Lazy “a” chart above with every “e a” combo for charts 302-357, which overlaps some with 194-249

 

PDF doc:  Combining each “e a” chart above with every Lazy “a” combo for charts 194-249, which overlaps some with 302-357

 

 

 

4/4 Common Meter:

 

 

PDF doc:  How to apply these charts

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet Jerk “e” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 1-17

 

PDF doc:  Another version to play with a Swing Time-Keeping beat (on top)

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo 1/8-note Triplet “Lazy “a” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 498-514

 

PDF doc:  Another version to play with a Swing Time-Keeping beat (on top)

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Jerk “e” chart above with every Lazy “a” combo for charts 515-754, which overlaps some with 18-257

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Lazy “a” chart above with every Jerk “e” combo for charts 18-257, which overlaps some with 515-754

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of the 1/8-note Triplet “e a” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 995-1011

 

PDF doc:  Another version to play with a Swing Time-Keeping beat (on top)

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Jerk “e” chart above with every “e a” combo for charts 1012-1251, which overlaps some with 258-497

 

PDF doc:  Combining each “e a” chart above with every Jerk “e” combo for charts 258-497, which overlaps some with 1012-1251

 

 

 

PDF doc:  Combining each “e a” chart above with every Lazy “a” combo for charts 755-994, which overlaps some with 1252-1491

 

PDF doc:  Combining each Lazy “a” chart above with every “e a” combo for charts 1252-1491, which overlaps some with 755-994

 

 

 

5/4 Odd Meter:

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet Jerk “e” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 1-33

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet Lazy “a” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 34-66

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet “e a” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 67-99

 

 

To get other combos, use the 2/4 March Meter and 3/4 Waltz Meter charts and combine them together for (2-3) or (3-2) phrasing.

 

 

 

6/4 Afro Meter:

 

 

PDF doc:  How to apply these charts

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet Jerk “e” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 1-64

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet Lazy “a” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 65-128

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet “e a” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 129-192

 

 

To get other combos, combine the 2/4 March Meter charts for (2-2-2) phrasing or use the 2/4 March Meter and 4/4 Common Meter charts for (2-4) or (4-2) phrasing, or use the 3/4 Waltz Meter charts for (3-3) phrasing.

 

 

 

7/4 Odd Meter:

 

 

PDF doc:  How to apply these charts

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet Jerk “e” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 1-129

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet Lazy “a” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 130-258

 

 

PDF doc:  Every combo of 1/8-note Triplet “e a” counts with the 1/4-note counts for charts 259-387

 

 

To get other combos, combine the 2/4 March Meter and 5/4 Odd Meter charts for (2-5) or (5-2) phrasing or combine the 3/4 Waltz Meter and 4/4 Common Meter charts for (3-4) or (4-3) phrasing.

 

 

 

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