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

Next

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.