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Pickup notes: Lesson 6 Practice Patterns 601-610

This page features rhythm patterns with pickup notes of one or two beats in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time signatures. Read the introduction section on pickup notes to make sure that you understand how to count pickup notes and how to perform them. Also, read the practice suggestions for pickup notes for ideas on how to work on these rhythms.

Each rhythm pattern includes an audio example that you can listen to and play along with. Unlike the patterns in the previous lessons, the audio examples here do not begin with two complete measures before the pattern begins. In these examples, the rhythm pattern will begin in the second count-off measure.

More Practice Patterns: Pickup measures of half a beat and one and a half beats, patterns 611-620

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 6 Introduction to pickup notes

Practice Suggestions Lesson 6 Practice Suggestion on pickup notes

Practice with MetronomeBotPlay along with MetronomeBot

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

Part 1: Pickup Measures of One Beat

Pattern 601: With MetronomeBot counting, quarter note = 72, on Concert A.
Since there are no eighth notes in this pattern, the beat is not subdivided. You do not need to count the “ands” between the beats.
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Rhythm pattern 601

Pattern 602: Metronome clicks (not subdivided), with MetronomeBot counting the subdivisions, quarter note = 60, on Concert F.
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Rhythm pattern 602

Pattern 603: Quarter note = 72, on Concert C.
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Rhythm pattern 603

Pattern 604: Metronome clicks (not subdivided), with MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert B flat.
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Rhythm pattern 604

Pattern 605: Quarter note = 88, on Concert A.
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Rhythm pattern 605

Part 2: Pickup Measures of Two Beats

Pattern 606: Metronome clicks (not subdivided), with MetronomeBot counting the beat, quarter note = 96, on Concert B flat. Like Pattern 601, there are no eighths notes in Pattern 606, so the beat is not subdivided and you don’t need to count the “ands” between the beats.
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Rhythm pattern 606

Pattern 607: Metronome clicks (not subdivided), with MetronomeBot counting the subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert D.
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Rhythm pattern 607

Pattern 608: Quarter note = 80, on Concert E.
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Rhythm pattern 608

Pattern 609: Quarter note = 88, on Concert C.
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Rhythm pattern 609

Pattern 610: Quarter note = 100, on Concert F.
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Rhythm pattern 610

More Practice Patterns: Pickup measures of half a beat and one and a half beats, patterns 611-620

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 6 Introduction to pickup notes

Practice Suggestions Lesson 6 Practice Suggestion on pickup notes

Practice with MetronomeBotPlay along with MetronomeBot

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

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