Rhythm Workshop: Rhythmic Equality for All

Ex. 1a presents the staccato version–a sixteenth-to-eighth-to-sixteenth motif on beat one, a sixteenth-rest-to-sixteenth-plus eighth on beat two, and a single eighth-note hit on the downbeat of beat three. Bar 2 of this Zeppelin-worthy riff is identical, except for a full-step gradual bend to A on the and of beat two, and the A5 chord on beat three.

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