Improvising With Rhythms

One way to make music practice fun is to improvise with Rhythms.

Start with a long-short-short pattern known as Hoedown or the Nashville shuffle.

Play it on scales like D Major Pentatonic: D0-1-2-A0-1

Do it with the Metronome.

Alter the rhythm:

  • Reverse it to create a short-short-long pattern
  • Split it across two notes

A more advanced practice is to accent the offbeat, or beats 2 and 4.

Add it to tune Chunks like Oh Susanna.

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Further learning

Offbeat Accents On The Fiddle

Improvisation Workshop

Improv Playground


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