Mastering Rhythm

Every musician should have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of rhythm. Even if you consider yourself an “ear player,” knowing how to count and play different rhythms while keeping a steady beat is a valuable skill that will help you in a variety of real-life musical situations. By learning the arithmetic of rhythm on paper, you’ll be able to accurately read and learn music from transcriptions, and you will no longer have to rely entirely on the recording for the timing and phrasing of the notes.

Just as important, you’ll be able to communicate with other musicians and bandmates, and make rehearsals and performances go more smoothly. Knowing how to count different rhythms can also help you master the complexities of today’s popular musical styles and become a more inventive songwriter and composer.

Here is a series of lessons on rhythm that will help you become a more competent and confident musician

Lesson 1=>Whole,Half,Quarter and 8th Notes
Lesson 2=>16th Notes,Rests and Dotted Rhythms
Lesson 3 =>Triplets and Hemiola
Lesson 4=>More Fun with Triplets and Hemiola
Lesson 5 =>Quintuplets and Nightmare Licks


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