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Eighth notes and eighth rests: Lesson 4 Practice Patterns 413-420

These rhythm practice patterns feature eighth notes and eighth rests in a 4/4 time signature. Make sure to count every beat and every subdivision of the beat (with the word “and”) when practicing these patterns. Visit page 1 of Lesson 4 for eighth note patterns in 2/4 and 3/4 time signatures. Also, visit the Lesson 4 practice suggestion page, and the introduction on how to play eighth notes and eighth rests.

More Practice Patterns: Eighth notes and eighth rests in 2/4 and 3/4, patterns 401-412

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 4 Introduction - learn about eighth notes and eighth rests

Practice Suggestions Lesson 4 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 3: Eighth notes and eighth rests in 4/4

Pattern 413: Subdivided metronome clicks, with MetronomeBot counting, quarter note = 60, on Concert C.
Metronome clicks without subdivision, quarter note = 60, on Concert C.
The two examples for Pattern 413 are played at the same tempo (quarter note = 60), but the first example subdivides the beat and has MetronomeBot counting. In the second example, the metronome is clicking a quarter note beat. Since there are eighth notes in this example, you should still count the “ands” on the second half of each beat.

Rhythm pattern 413

Pattern 414: Quarter note = 72, on Concert D. Since there are eighth notes in this example, you should still count the “ands” on the second half of each beat.
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Rhythm pattern 414

Pattern 415: Quarter note = 80, on Concert B flat. Since there are eighth notes in this example, you should still count the “ands” on the second half of each beat.
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Rhythm pattern 415

Pattern 416: Quarter note = 88, on Concert G. Since there are eighth notes in this example, you should still count the “ands” on the second half of each beat.
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Rhythm pattern 416

Pattern 417: Quarter note = 88, on Concert F. The metronome does not subdivide the beat, but you should still count every subdivision (“and”).
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Rhythm pattern 417

 

Pattern 418: Quarter note = 100, on Concert A. The metronome does not subdivide the beat, but you should still count every subdivision (“and”).
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Rhythm pattern 418

Pattern 419: Subdivided metronome clicks, with MetronomeBot counting, quarter note = 60, on Concert E.
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Rhythm pattern 419

Pattern 420: Quarter note = 72, on Concert C. The metronome does not subdivide the beat, but you should still count every subdivision (“and”).
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Rhythm pattern 420

More Practice Patterns: Eighth notes and eighth rests in 2/4 and 3/4, patterns 401-412

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 4 Introduction - learn about eighth notes and eighth rests

Practice Suggestions Lesson 4 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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