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Dotted quarter notes: Lesson 5 Practice Patterns 512-518

These rhythm patterns focus on dotted quarter notes in a 4/4 time signature. Before playing these rhythms, be sure to practice the introductory patterns on page 1 of Lesson 5 until they accurate and effortless. Also, study the dotted quarter note introduction, and read the practice suggestions for dotted quarter notes.

More practice patterns: Dotted quarter notes in 2/4 and 3/4, patterns 501-511

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 5 Introduction - learn about dotted quarter notes

Practice Suggestions Lesson 5 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 4: Dotted quarter notes in 4/4

Pattern 512: Example 1: subdivided metronome clicks, with MetronomeBot counting, quarter note = 60, on Concert D.
Example 2: metronome clicks (not subdivided), quarter note = 60, on Concert D.
The two examples of Pattern 512 are played at the exact same tempo. The first example includes a subdividing metronome with MetronomeBot counting, and the second example just has a metronome that clicks on the beat. For both examples you should tap your foot only on the beat, but count every subdivision (“and”).

Rhythm pattern 512

Pattern 513: Example 1: subdivided metronome clicks, quarter note = 72, on Concert G.
Example 2: metronome clicks at quarter note = 72 (not subdivided), on Concert G.
The two examples for Pattern 513 are at the same tempo (quarter note = 72), but the first example has subdivided metronome clicks. In the second example, the metronome is clicking a quarter note beat. Remember to always count the beats and the “ands” on the second half of each beat.

Rhythm pattern 513

Pattern 514: Metronome clicks at quarter note = 80, on Concert B flat.
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Rhythm pattern 514

Pattern 515: Metronome clicks at quarter note = 88, on Concert C.
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Rhythm pattern 515

Pattern 516: Metronome clicks at quarter note = 100, on Concert G.
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Rhythm pattern 516

Pattern 517: Metronome clicks (not subdivided), with MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat at quarter note = 60, on Concert F.
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Rhythm pattern 517

Pattern 518: Metronome clicks at quarter note = 88, on Concert A.
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Rhythm pattern 518

More practice patterns: Dotted quarter notes in 2/4 and 3/4, patterns 501-511

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 5 Introduction - learn about dotted quarter notes

Practice Suggestions Lesson 5 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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