Jingarah Music Studio

Workshop 3 Subdividing the beat

Say 1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4 and a

Subdivide the beat in to 3 even triplets

This is straight eighths

Say 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and

Subdivide the beat in to 2 even eighth notes

Subdividing the beat helps keep the time

When working at slower speeds it is harder to keep the time

This is getting in to swing feel


Track 6 - switching from straight 8s to a swing feel

Simply - triplet subdivisions are the swing feel in jazz

and straight 8s are in many rock and Latin grooves.