Musicarta Beat and Rhythm Workbook
Snake Dance Series

Flapping Fifths 2

We can make the rhythm more exciting by splitting the left hand fifth (interval up) into quavers and playing those 'staggered'.

Watch this demonstration video.

Here's an ultra-relaxed version showing the left hand rotation movement.

You will of course be working on your stamina and speed! This is important because a lot of these rhythms - like aeroplanes - only really 'take off' at a certain speed.

Here's an up-to-speed performance of the previous version. 'Snap' that flapping fifth down like your winning domino!

More difficult is to alternate up-down/down-up but in snapped quavers.

This too should go a little - or a lot - faster than the demo version.

Here's a medley version combining the two directions.

Mister Musicarta loses track of the up/down alternation in the RH-under second half. Did you spot that?

Now go on to Harmonising the Snake Dance and identify the intervals we can use to 'flesh out' our arrangements.


Thanks for studying with Musicarta
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