In previous grades we looked at irregular time divisions in the form of 'triplets'
We are now looking at further forms of irregular divisions. An irregular rhythmic
group is one which
does not correspond with the 'normal' division into 2's or 3's.
Here is an example of some irregular groups, where the group of 5,
6, 7, would be played in the
time of one crotchet (quarter note).
Higher numbers like 9, 10,
11, 13, 15 notes are written in the values appropriate to
of the same kind.
This example of '9', replacing 8
demi-semi-quavers ( 32nd notes ) in 2 over 4 time signature.
When the time signature represents the minim beats, 9 semi-quavers
(16th notes) will be used.
Notice the group of 6 quavers (8th notes) in bar two representing a minim (half