Snake Dance Variations – Variation Two

Musicarta Beat and Rhythm, Snake Dance series

Variation Two has the left hand on crotchet beats two and four in the first half.

Here is the first line tapping pattern.

In the right-hand-under second half, the left hand plays a rhythm pattern which extends to over two bars. Here is the first line tapping pattern.

You notice that the variations are now acquiring proper thought-out endings. Just stopping playing at the end of your performance doesn’t do your effort justice – or let your audience know you’ve finished. Copy the endings used or make up your own, but always end ‘on purpose’ rather than simply stopping playing.


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