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Combining The Upbeats And Downbeats

 

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Now it's time to combine the two approaches we've explored so far, so that we have both a downbeat and an upbeat within our pattern.

Take your time to get comfortable with this, and try to make it groove if you can. There are endless combinations of downbeats and upbeats, and they're all useful. So I'd really like you to play around with those on your own. Count out the bar and try all the upbeats, all the downbeats, and then the different combinations.

For this demonstration we'll just do the pattern for 16 bars with the metronome, but again keep in mind that you may have to do it for a much longer time than what we'll do now.
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