Cycles of note groupings force the listener’s ear to focus on resolution points.
Here is a simple application of a cycle of note groupings, used to create movement in a bass intro.
Apply Cycles Of Note Groupings To Create Movement
I am utilizing notes derived from a D minor pentatonic scale.
Rhythmically, I am only feeling this phrase: 1234, 12, 1234, 12, 123, 123
Explore combinations of short and long cycles of note-groupings and you will discover exciting rhythmic possibilities. You will find that your phrases resolve in places that you normally would not even consider.
This practice will stretch your ears and your overall awareness of rhythm.
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