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The Fundamentals of 5/4 Rock

Last month we explored some possible backbeat placements for rock patterns in 3/4. In this lesson, we’ll check out some options for the backbeat’s placement in 5/4. As a review, a basic rock or jazz backbeat is played on beats…

by Joel Rothman
Jan 31, 2018