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Skratch Lessons: Music Theory 1.2

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[MUSIC]
Let's go back to this eight note.
If eight note sounds disturbing to you
just call them semiquavers.
Let's go back to them.
It was one.
[SOUND] Two.
[SOUND] Three.
[SOUND] Four.
[SOUND] One.
[SOUND] Two.
[SOUND] Three.
[SOUND] Four.
[SOUND] It might help and
as a chef you do that if you count them,
one and two and three and four and
one and two and three and four end.
As we see with the quavers the quality
notes before,
there is a backbeat and the downbeat.
The two and the four was the backbeat.
I cannot repeat that to many times, it's
very important.
And the one and the three is the downbeat.
One, two, three, four, one, two, three,
four.
Backbeat clapping.
We can do something quite similar to this
with a semi quavers, eighth notes.
And we clap every second.
So that the would the and one and two and
three and four and one and two and three
and
four and This is called the off beat.
Let's try clapping the off beat with the
same track, but
let's take it a little slower.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
One and two and three and four and
one and two and three and four and
[MUSIC]
Well done.
[MUSIC]
Now that you know quavers,
eighths and sixteenths, let's combine them
in various ways.
I'll try to give you three examples.
To go with.
The first would be, we start with a pause
on one, then we play a quarter on two,
we pause on three, and we play four
sixteenths on four.
That's one, two.
[SOUND].
Three, four [SOUND].
One, two.
[SOUND] Three, four.
[SOUND].
One.
Two, three, four.
[SOUND] The second example is break on
one,
a pulse on one, two eighths on two,
a pause on three, four 16ths on four.
A pause on one, two-eighths on two, a
pause on three, four-sixteenths on four.
One.
[SOUND] Two.
[SOUND] Three.
[SOUND] Four.
[SOUND] One.
[SOUND] Two.
[SOUND] Three.
[SOUND] Four.
[SOUND] One.
[SOUND] Two.
[SOUND] Three, four.
[SOUND] And the last example I give you is
four sixteenths on one.
A quarter on two.
Four sixteenths on three.
And two eighths on four.
Four sixteenths on one.
A quarter on two.
Four-sixteenths on three,
and two-eighths on four.
One, two.
Three, four.
One, two.
Three, four.
One, two.
Three [SOUND] Four.
If this seems to be hard to you, that's
fine.
it takes a while to get used to that.
Just watch this little clip over again,
try to think what I tried to explain, and
then try to clap it.
If that was not tough enough for you, I'll
give you three harder examples.
The first would be, a break, a pause on
one.
A quarter on two.
An off beat on three.
Remember the off beat is the three, and.
Just the second eighth.
And two eights on four.
I repeat.
A pause on one, a quarter on two,
an offbeat eighth on three and two eighths
on four.
Let's clap that.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four, one, two, three and
four and, one, two, three, four, one,
two, three and four and.
The second example is a break, a pause, on
one,
an off beat on two, a pause on three, and
another off beat on four.
A pause on one, an off beat on two,
a pause on three, and another off beat on
four.
One, two, three, four, one, two and three,
four, four and
one, two and three, four and one, two.
[SOUND] Three, four.
[SOUND] One.
And the last example is 2/8 on one,
an offbeat on 2, 2/8 on three, and
four sixteenths on four.
Two eighths on one, an offbeat on two,
two eighths on three, and four 16ths on
four.
Let's try it.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
One, and two, and three, and four.
And one, and two, and three, and four.
And one, two, three, four.
[SOUND] Pretty tough, but I'm sure you can
do it.
[MUSIC]