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Checking synchronous patterns
In synchronous patterns, two throws are made on each beat. So if
the right hand throws a 2, write 2 under the right hand throw two beats
later. The right hand throw in the next bracket is two beats later. If
the left hand throws a 4, write 4 under the left hand throw four beats
later. The left hand throw two brackets later is four beats later. However
if the left hand throws a crossing 4, it will be caught by the right hand,
so write 4 under the right hand throw two brackets later. An example should
help.
Let’s check the pattern (6,4x)(6x,2)(4,2). First write 6 under the
right hand throw six beats (ie three brackets) later:
(6,4x) (6x,2) (4,2)
6
Next write 4x under the right hand throw four beats (ie two brackets)
later:
(6,4x) (6x,2) (4,2)
6
4x
Now write 6x under the left hand throw six beats (ie three brackets)
later:
(6,4x) (6x,2) (4,2)
6
6x 4x
Now write 2 under the left hand throw two beats (ie one bracket)
later:
(6,4x) (6x,2) (4,2)
6
6x 4x 2
Now write 4 under the right hand throw four beats (ie two brackets)
later:
(6,4x) (6x,2) (4,2)
6
4 6x 4x 2
Finally write 2 under the left hand throw two beats (ie one brackt)
later:
(6,4x) (6x,2) (4,2)
6 2
4 6x 4x 2
There is one number under each throw in the pattern, so (6,4x)(6x,2)(4,2)
is a valid pattern.
Reading the checking number in revers give this pattern:(6x,4)(2,6)(2,4x).
