Splitting Measures (1): The “classic” rhythm

This is my new series of video lessons on rhythm. Again, it’s all about konnakol, and how to use it to play grooves in many styles and time signatures. Episode 1 focuses on syncopated eighth note grooves in 4/4 time.

Contents:
0:27 – Introduction
1:17 – Konnakol summed up briefly
2:15 – split a 4/4 measure on floor #2 – possible splits
3:27 – 3 ways to play a 3:5 split
4:00 – how to translate into konnakol
4:40 – Exercise 1: The 3 3 2 split
6:06 – Exercise 2: The 3 3_2 variation
6:53 – Exercise 3: The 3 2 3 split
7:43 – Exercise 4: The 2 3 3 split
8:33 – Final thoughts on 3:5 – the golden ratio
9:01 – Goodbye & invitation to leave a comment

topics: rhythm, konnakol, syncopation, golden ratio
Level: beginner
Instruments: for all instruments
Duration: approx. 9:40 min


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