Wednesday, March 21, 2007
2 Against 3 (again!!!)

If you've just joined us, look back at the tips for Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20.

Today we present a 2 against 3 riff. This is not 2 against 3 in the standard way people think about it. The right thumb is doing 2 3-note phrases, the left thumb is doing 3 2-note phrases, but the left phrase is offset from the right phrase by half a beat. There are many subtle variations you can do on this rhythmic trick, and you can literally play on this all day long. The glory of the kalimba is that this pattern will work for ANY tuning and ANY kalimba, and each tuning or kalimba type will sound different.

2 against 3 on the 8 Note

Listen to an mp3 of this version of 2 against 3

Download the KTabS file