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"Hot cup of tea" for 2 on 3...what about 3 on 4? (Read 9979 times)

Offline camejia

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"Hot cup of tea" for 2 on 3...what about 3 on 4?
« on: January 25, 2004, 05:31:37 PM »
After years of faking my way through the measures with 3 against 4 rhythms in Chopin's Minute Waltz and Beethoven's Adagio from Pathetiqe, I've finally decided to tackle Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu.  2 against 3 rhythms have always come easily to me.  I was taught to use the phrase "Hot cup of tea"--line up the duple with "Hot" and "of" and the triplet with "Hot", "cup" and "tea".  Does anyone have a similar phrase that works with 3 against 4?

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Re: "Hot cup of tea" for 2 on 3...what about 3 on
«Reply #1 on: January 25, 2004, 07:31:02 PM »
Try "Pass - the gol - den - but - ter"

The 4s go with "Pass - the - den - ter"

The 3s go with "Pass - gol - But"

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Re: "Hot cup of tea" for 2 on 3...what about 3 on
«Reply #2 on: January 25, 2004, 07:41:27 PM »
That's interesting.

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Re: "Hot cup of tea" for 2 on 3...what about 3 on
«Reply #3 on: January 25, 2004, 08:35:18 PM »
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After years of faking my way through the measures with 3 against 4 rhythms in Chopin's Minute Waltz and Beethoven's Adagio from Pathetiqe, I've finally decided to tackle Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu.  2 against 3 rhythms have always come easily to me.  I was taught to use the phrase "Hot cup of tea"--line up the duple with "Hot" and "of" and the triplet with "Hot", "cup" and "tea".  Does anyone have a similar phrase that works with 3 against 4?


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