Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Twos and Threes of Music

A wonderful way to create a cue or piece of music is to base your compositional starting point on a rhythmic pulse.   


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Essentially all music can be broken down into divisions of two's and three's... so by taking a rather larger number such as the twelve beat cycle shown above you can then subdivide it into numerous combinations of two's and three's to create your starting rhythmic pulse. (i.e., 123/12/123/12/12) 

There are always multiple combinations within your larger number, so try them all to find the one or ones that please you the most.