Time & Rhythm: A Two-Fisted Study in 6/8 Time

6/8 Time is more than six equivalent pulse strung together. 6/8 time defines a recurring pattern of two “3-nesses” in a row, where the first 3-ness which starts on “the 1” gets a bit more emphasis than the second three-ness, which starts on “the 4”.

If you haven’t done so already, watch the following video that explains how to do these two-fisted, clapping time in your lap studies for maximum benefit…


Pattern: 6 Right versus 2 Left (@ 60, 100, 140, 180 BPM)…

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Pattern: Left 6 versus Right 2 (mirror image of the above)…

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Pattern: Alternating Hands, Left First…

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Pattern: Alternating Hands, Right First (mirror image of the above)…

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Watch Frank model how to play-study-practice the patterns above…


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About Frank J Peter

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2 Responses to Time & Rhythm: A Two-Fisted Study in 6/8 Time

  1. paula graham says:

    Pfffffft….will do these again… I can see the benefit…for the senses, balance and co-ordination if nothing else. Thank you.

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