Rhythms Volume Two : Music Sight Reading Exercises

Rhythms Volume Two : Music Sight Reading Exercises

Rhythms Volume Two : Music Sight Reading Exercises

Rhythms Volume Two is a breakthrough in music instruction, using the internet as a teaching tool! This book is for any instrumentalist seeking to develop their understanding of rhythms. This volume concentrates on sixteenth note rhythms and is a thesaurus of rhythmic patterns. All examples use one pitch, allowing the student to focus completely on time and rhythm.

EXCERPT 1

This book can be used to learn sight reading and to learn rhythms. There are some definite right and wrong ways to approach this goal. If you are a total beginner, obviously you will have to first learn the subdivisions of a measure and what each eighth note or sixteenth note rhythm sounds like. This may require you to subdivide a measure or a beat in your head. For instance, the eighth note rhythm in Example 1 could be subdivided by counting eighth notes in your head as you play the rhythm.

Example 2 shows how you might subdivide a sixteenth note measure. Though this type of subdividing may help initially to figure out a rhythm, in the long run is a very bad idea to develop a habit...

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