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Ties, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, and Rests: Lesson 2 Practice Patterns 201-211

These rhythm practice patterns feature notes with ties, half notes, dotted half notes,and their equivalent rests in 2/4 and 3/4 time. Make sure to count for every beat of every measure to ensure that you are playing the rhythms correctly. Before playing these patterns, read the introduction to Lesson 2, as well as the practice suggestion page for all of these note values.

Visit page 2 of Lesson 2 for patterns that include examples in 4/4 time. Also, listen to each audio recording for the patterns to make sure that you are playing them correctly. Find out more about The Fundamentals of Rhythm book by Kyle Coughlin.

More Practice Patterns: Whole notes, dotted half notes, half notes, ties, and rests in 4/4 time, patterns 212-218

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Lesson 2 Introduction Lesson 2 Introduction - learn about ties, half notes, dotted halves, and whole notes

Lesson 2 Practice Suggestions Lesson 2 Practice Suggestions - learn how to practice these patterns well

Practice with MetronomeBotPlay along with MetronomeBot

The Fundamentals of Rhythm Buy the book, The Fundamentals of Rhythm.

Part 1. Half note, half rest, and tie patterns in 2/4

Pattern 201: You will hear two full measures of MetronomeBot counting before the pattern begins. MetronomeBot counts for the entire pattern at quarter note = 72, and the pitch is played on Concert C.
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Rhythm pattern 201

Pattern 202: You will hear two full measures of MetronomeBot counting before the pattern begins. MetronomeBot counts for the entire pattern at quarter note = 72, and the pitch is played on Concert G.
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Rhythm pattern 202

 

Pattern 203: You will hear two full measures of a metronome click before the pattern begins. There is a high sounding click on beat one of each measure with a lower click on the remaining beats. MetronomeBot does not count for this pattern. The tempo is quarter note = 84, and the pitches are played on concert A.
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Rhythm pattern 203

Pattern 204: You will hear two full measures of MetronomeBot counting before the pattern begins. MetronomeBot counts for the entire pattern at quarter note = 84, and the pitch is played on Concert B flat.
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Rhythm pattern 204

Pattern 205: You will hear two full measures of a metronome click before the pattern begins. There is a high sounding click on beat one of each measure with a lower click on the remaining beats. MetronomeBot does not count for this pattern. The tempo is quarter note = 84, and the pitches are played on concert B.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 205

Part 2: Half note, half rest, and dotted half note patterns in 3/4

Pattern 206: You will hear two full measures of MetronomeBot counting before the pattern begins. MetronomeBot counts for the entire pattern at quarter note = 72, and the pitch is played on Concert F.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 206

Pattern 207: You will hear two full measures of MetronomeBot counting before the pattern begins. MetronomeBot counts for the entire pattern at quarter note = 72, and the pitch is played on Concert C.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 207

Pattern 208: You will hear two full measures of a metronome click before the pattern begins. There is a high sounding click on beat one of each measure with a lower click on the remaining beats. MetronomeBot does not count for this pattern. The tempo is quarter note = 88, and the pitches are played on concert G.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 208

Pattern 209: You will hear two full measures of a metronome click before the pattern begins. There is a high sounding click on beat one of each measure with a lower click on the remaining beats. MetronomeBot does not count for this pattern. The tempo is quarter note = 88, and the pitches are played on concert D.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 209

Pattern 210: You will hear two full measures of MetronomeBot counting before the pattern begins. MetronomeBot counts for the entire pattern at quarter note = 84, and the pitch is played on Concert G.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 210

Pattern 211: You will hear two full measures of a metronome click before the pattern begins. There is a high sounding click on beat one of each measure with a lower click on the remaining beats. MetronomeBot does not count for this pattern. The tempo is quarter note = 88, and the pitches are played on concert F.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 211

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More Practice Patterns: Whole notes, dotted half notes, half notes, ties, and rests in 4/4 time, patterns 212-218

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Lesson 2 Introduction Lesson 2 Introduction - learn about ties, half notes, dotted halves, and whole notes

Lesson 2 Practice Suggestions Lesson 2 Practice Suggestions - learn how to practice these patterns well

Practice with MetronomeBotPlay along with MetronomeBot

The Fundamentals of Rhythm Buy the book, The Fundamentals of Rhythm.

 

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The Fundamentals of Rhythm, book by Kyle Coughlin

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