Keeping Time With The Cross

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  1. bingefeller
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    Hi guys,

    I was trying to play along with The Cross and I find it very difficult as it's in 3/4 time and is at quite a fast tempo, over 200bpm IIRC.

    How do you folks keep in time with something so fast? Do you tap your foot on every beat?

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  2. wilmore
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    fun song to play. tap every beat or on every 1 or don't tap when your comfortable. the A section is 6 bars of 3/4 with the melody being 2 three bar phrases so it's kinda like 2 bars of 9/4. we count this song off 123 223 323 to get the right feel. the rest of the tune is straight forward fast 3/4 with hard changes. hope that helps a little.

  3. bingefeller
    Member

    Yeah thanks, wilmore.

    When you are playing along with this tune where do you tap or do you not tap at all?

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  4. JorgeRubiales
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    When you play at those tempos, the wisest thing to do is to treat every bar as just one time as wilmore said.

    I agree, I tend to see things at a slower pace so a 3/4 200bpm becomes a 6/8 at 100bpm. Piece of cake right?

  5. bingefeller
    Member

    Yes you guys make good sense. Now, getting those rhythms right is another story........


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