This is the last blog about rhythm and counting which covers the division of compound notes / triple meter. The 3/4 example is part of the John Mohr Mackintosh Pipes & Drums warm up. Open the music section to see and print the complete warm up, or any of the music.

*280A features 16 divisions of the quarter note written in 3/4. One dotted half note fills one measure. The “counting” syllables will help you play the practice patterns.

*280 is the same 3/4 without “counting” syllables.

*280C features 16 divisions of the eighth note written in 3/8. One dotted quarter note fills one measure. The “counting” syllables will help you play the practice patterns.

*280B is the same 3/8 without “counting” syllables.

*280E features 16 divisions of the half note written in 3/2. One dotted whole note fills one measure. The “counting” syllables will help you play the practice patterns.

*280D is the same 3/2 without “counting” syllables.

Compound beat music is mostly written in 3/4  | 3/8 | 6/8 | 9/8 and 12/8. Also, 3/2 and 6/2 are not uncommon.
The next blogs will feature rolls.

Cheers,
Drummer Barbee

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