Duple Subdivision

• These exercises train you to execute precise DUPLE SUBDIVISION.
This means you divide each beat equally into two parts.
• In music notation, it is the same as dividing a quarter note into two eighth notes, a half note into two quarter notes, a whole note into two half notes, or an eighth note into two sixteenth notes.
• Do the exercises at the faster tempos first. They become progressively more difficult at the slower tempos.
• In addition to precisely subdividing the beat, try to make the metronome vanish. Be sure the volume is not too loud.
• Each tempo is available with a square, kick drum, or claves click sound. Choose the one you can most easily make vanish.

  1. Duple Subdivision 108 BPM 4/4 Square Click

    1.The metronome will begin clicking (eighth notes).
    2.Tap on or play along with each of those clicks.
    3. After two measures of introduction, the metronome will change its click (to quarter notes). BUT YOU WILL KEEP TAPPING OR PLAYING THE FASTER EIGHTH NOTES.
    4. Or, you can subdivide in your head and tap or play only the metronome clicks (quarter notes) and try to make each click vanish.
    5. When your taps are precisely in the pocket, the metronome clicks will vanish. Be sure the volume is not too loud.
    *This same exercise is available below with other clicks. Choose the one you can most easily make vanish.

  2. Duple Subdivision 108 BPM 4/4 Kick Drum

    Same as above but with Kick Drum click.

  3. Duple Subdivision 108 BPS 4/4 Claves Click

    Same as above but with Claves click.
    For some guitarists, this click is easier to make vanish, especially if you play the high C# on the 1st string at the 9th fret.

  4. Duple Subdivision 96 BPM 4/4 Square Click

    1.The metronome will begin clicking (eighth notes).
    2.Tap on or play along with each of those clicks.
    3. After two measures of introduction, the metronome will change its click (to quarter notes). BUT YOU WILL KEEP TAPPING OR PLAYING THE FASTER EIGHTH NOTES.
    4. Or, you can subdivide in your head and tap or play only the metronome clicks (quarter notes) and try to make each click vanish.
    5. When your taps are precisely in the pocket, the metronome clicks will vanish. Be sure the volume is not too loud.
    *This same exercise is available below with other clicks. Choose the one you can most easily make vanish.

  5. Duple Subdivision 96 BPM 4/4 Kick Drum Click

    Same as above but with Kick Drum click.

  6. Duple Subdivision 96 BPM 4/4 Claves Click

    Same as above but with Claves click.
    For some guitarists, this click is easier to make vanish, especially if you play the high C# on the 1st string at the 9th fret.

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