Watch the video lesson below. The relevant content appears below the video.
Up to this point, all of the rhythm patterns we have looked at have been 2-4 measures long. You can think of these as short sentences. In the upcoming Reading Benchmarks, you will be reading longer, more complicated sentences. You will also need to recognize the meter without being explicitly told. This skill is called Composite Synthesis.
In these earlier exercises where you just have macrobeats and microbeats, this will be relatively easy. However, in more advanced courses, the skill of Composite Synthesis will be much more challenging.