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The structure of the funky hemiola discussed in Rhythm 8 is one that should be played by you 1,000 times over as well as a few more times in this course. That said, what if the start of the pattern was displaced and started somewhere else (Bar 1)? Taking it a step further, what if the resolving eighth notes started the rhythm off (Bar 1)? While we're at it, what if we reversed the sequence of three and made it chank-chank-chord (Bar 2)? All that happens here in Rhythm 9 with a C6/9 and a little bit of attitude by way of a 70's TV show character that's burned into my funk psyche.