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Rhythmic Variations
First Series - Page Five

It is possible to count and play many of the highly syncopated six-eight patterns, especially on Series One Page Four, as four-four tuplets - that is, with four main beats in the bar, each divided into three, making a total of twelve mini-beats to the bar.

We count our bar of twelve beats: "One-and-a two-and-a three-and-a four-and-a...". (The patterns could equally well be written in twelve-eight, and counted just the same.)

Download the music for the First Series Variations T-Z here.

Here is a short introductory video.


  Rhythmic templates T to Z  

    Exercise HCV-T



A full unison bar of four-four tuplet galloping-horse rhythm.



   Pattern build-up

Here is the HCV-T rhythm demonstrated in a static five-finger position.


  Transferring the pattern

Here is the HCV-T rhythmic template applied to Hanon No.5





    Exercise HCV-U


Left hand as above.

The right hand plays all the beats except the main (number) beats.

Preparatory steps demonstrated below if needed.



  Pattern build-up

Here is the HCV-U rhythm demonstrated in a static five-finger position.



    Exercise HCV-V


This is pattern HCV-U inverted (i.e. with the hands swapping rhythms).

Preparatory steps demonstrated below if needed.



   Pattern build-up

Here is the HCV-V rhythm demonstrated in a static five-finger position.


  Tapping drill

Here is a slower build-up of the two-handed HCV-V syncopated pattern.



Here is the HCV-V rhythmic template applied to Hanon No.5.





    Exercise HCV-W



Now neither hand plays on the beat.



   Pattern build-up

Here is the HCV-W rhythm demonstrated in a static five-finger position.



Here is the HCV-W rhythmic template applied to Hanon No.13





    Exercise HCV-X


A more comfortable two-handed pattern.

Preparatory steps demonstrated below if needed.



   Pattern build-up

Here is a demo build-up of the two-handed HCV-X syncopated pattern.



Here is the HCV-X rhythmic template applied to Hanon No.14





    Exercise HCV-Y



This pattern is the previous pattern inverted.

Preparatory steps demonstrated below if needed.



   Pattern build-up

Here is a demo build-up of the two-handed HCV-Y syncopated pattern.


  Transferring the pattern

Here is the HCV-Y rhythmic template applied to Hanon No.8





    Exercise HCV-Z




Listen hard to the accuracy of your playing. Invert at will.



   Pattern build-up

Here is a demo build-up of the two-handed HCV-Z syncopated pattern.



  Transferring the pattern

Here is the HCV-Z rhythmic template applied to Hanon No.16





Rhythmic Variations Series One


Page One


Page Two


Page Three


Page Four


Page Five


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MUSICARTA HANON SERIES

The Exercises
Combined Patterns
Hanon in Six-Eight
In Sixths and Tenths
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In Sixths and Tenths
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Rhythmic Variations
First Series
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Second Series
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