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SEVEN BEAT SONG

Complex Time.

It is not necessary to teach these unless you want to give a more far reaching conceptual understanding of metre. You might prefer to internalise just the simple metres.

The five and seven beat songs are in complex time. The five beat pattern has a three beat pattern followed by a weaker two beat pattern. Five beat patterns CAN be done 2 and then 3 beats but these words have been constructed to work with 3 followed by 2. Some words in the verses have to be sustained in order to fill up the measure.

The Seven Beat Song is conducted as a three-beat pattern followed by two two-beat patterns. This pattern can be reversed but the words for this have been constructed to fit 3+2+2

SEVEN BEAT SONG 3+2+2

One two three, four five, six sev'n
This rhy-thm, is now, given
One two three, four five, six sev'n
Beat it and, stamp, it
Beat it and, stamp, it -

 

 
 
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