Rhythm Vocabulary

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Syncopation
On the off beat
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Swing/Swung
A long note then a short note (1/2 the value). Used in jazz and blues music.
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Dotted
Half the value of the note held on extra at the end
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Regular
Lots of crotchets and quavers. Frequently used rhythms.
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Irregular
Different rhythms. Always changing.
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Complex
Lots of demi semi quavers. Looks complicated. Odd notes.
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Simple
Looks easy. Lots of crotchest, quavers and semi quavers.
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Triplets
Playing 3 notes in the time of 2
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Ostinato
A repeating musical idea.
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Polyrhythms
Lots of layers of different rhythms.
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Cross Rhythms
Rhythms with accents in irregular places.
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Ties
Playing a note that goes over a bar.
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Card 2

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Swing/Swung

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A long note then a short note (1/2 the value). Used in jazz and blues music.

Card 3

Front

Dotted

Back

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Card 4

Front

Regular

Back

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Card 5

Front

Irregular

Back

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