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Timing in Patterns
Timing in patterns is mostly determined by the traditional rhythm to which the pattern should be performed, but there are some still some important ways timing is used.
- Tempo in patterns is important. When nervous, or after making a small mistake, students tend to speed up the tempo of the pattern. Concentrate on keeping the tempo smooth, even, and regular, except when a tempo change is mandated by the pattern.
- Concentrate on hand and foot timing. Insure all attacks or blocks occur just as the stepping foot touches the floor.
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