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Dotted quarter notes: Lesson 5 Practice Patterns 501-511

The following rhythm patterns feature dotted quarter notes in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time signatures. The patterns also include eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, and whole notes. Each pattern includes an audio example with which to practice.

Remember to count every beat and every subdivision (“and”) for each of these patterns. Practice the Introductory Patterns many times before moving on to Part 2 and the following sections. Also, read the dotted quarter note introduction for an explanation of how to play them, as well as the practice suggestions for dotted quarter notes.

More Practice Patterns: Dotted quarter notes in 4/4, patterns 512-518

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 1: Introductory Patterns in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4

Pattern 501: Example 1: Subdivided metronome clicks, with MetronomeBot counting at quarter note = 60, on Concert C.
Example 2: Metronome clicks (not subdivided), with the quarter note = 60, on Concert C.
In the second example of Pattern 501, the beat is not subdivided by the metronome or by MetronomeBot, but you should always subdivide every beat while counting whenever there are dotted quarter notes included in the pattern.

Rhythm pattern 501

Pattern 502: Subdivided metronome clicks, with MetronomeBot counting at quarter note = 60, on Concert F.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 502

Pattern 503: Subdivided metronome clicks, with MetronomeBot counting, quarter note = 60, on Concert C.
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Rhythm pattern 503

Part 2: Dotted quarter notes in 2/4

Pattern 504: Metronome clicks (not subdivided), with MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat at quarter note = 60, on Concert D.
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Rhythm pattern 504

Pattern 505: Metronome clicks (not subdivided) at quarter note = 72, on Concert F.
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Rhythm pattern 505

Pattern 506: Metronome clicks (not subdivided), with MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat at quarter note = 60, on Concert A.
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Rhythm pattern 506

Part 3: Dotted quarter notes in 3/4

Pattern 507: Subdivided metronome clicks, with MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat at quarter note = 60, on Concert D.
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Rhythm pattern 507

Pattern 508: Metronome clicks (not subdivided) at quarter note = 72, on Concert A.
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Rhythm pattern 508

Pattern 509: Metronome clicks (not subdivided) at quarter note = 80, on Concert D.
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Rhythm pattern 509

Pattern 510: Subdivided metronome clicks at quarter note = 60, on Concert B flat.
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Rhythm pattern 510

Pattern 511: Metronome clicks (not subdivided) at quarter note = 80, on Concert F.
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Rhythm pattern 511

More Practice Patterns: Dotted quarter notes in 4/4, patterns 512-518

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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