July 2014 Rhythm Quiz
Okay, kids. We're back with another installment of Libor's rhythm quiz. Here it goes:
What single note should end this rhythm phrase to make it correct ?
Answer: What is another way to write 5 notes over 3 quarter notes besides the 5:3 or 5:6 ratio?
The answer is actually hidden inside the question. 5 notes over 3 quarter notes is a classic polyrhythm and there is a formula to figure out any 2 numbers against each other.
X over Y = Subdivide Y into X amount of notes and play every Yth note.
(starting on the first one)
In our case 5 over 3. Subdivide 3 quarter notes into 5 notes, you will get 3x sixteenth note quintuplets, then tie them up so you end up playing just the 3rd note.