3 against 2

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Definition

One line of music may be playing quavers in groups of two whilst at the same time another line of music will be playing triplets. Other note values can be similarly used.

Three against two


Examples


Piano piece based on 3 against 2


Listen to bars 3-4 for an orchestral example of 3 against 2

Related concepts

Cross rhythm (N5 & N5 Tech)