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Sixteenth rests with one rest per beat: Lesson 10 Practice Patterns 1001-1011

Lesson 8 introduced sixteenth notes, and this lesson introduces sixteenth rests. Read the Lesson 10 Introduction for an explanation of sixteenth rests and how to count them. Also, read the practice suggestions for sixteenth rests for ideas on how to play them accurately.

The practice patterns on this page include rhythms with one sixteenth note per beat. Each pattern includes an audio recording that you can listen to or play along with to make sure that you are playing them correctly. Also, when playing these patterns for the first time, it is very helpful to use a quadruple subdivision metronome. Note that the first four patterns in Part 1 include all of the possible combinations of three sixteenth notes with one sixteenth rest in a beat of 2/4, 3/4, or 4/4 time. Practice these patterns repeatedly to improve your rhythm skills and always count and feel the subdivisions of the beat.

More Practice Patterns: Two Sixteenth Rests Per Beat, Patterns 1012-1023.
Three Sixteenth Rests Per Beat, Patterns 1024-1034.

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 10 Introduction - learn about sixteenth rests

Practice Suggestions Lesson 10 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: One Sixteenth Rest Per Beat

Pattern 1001: This pattern is played four times in the audio example. MetronomeBot is counting the quadruple subdivision of the beat at quarter note = 60. If that tempo is too fast, listen to the audio recording a few times and then practice the pattern at a slower tempo with a quadruple subdividing metronome.

With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert F. The metronome clicks only on the beats, while MetronomeBot counts every subdivision.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1001

Pattern 1002: This pattern is played four times in the audio example. MetronomeBot is counting the quadruple subdivision of the beat at quarter note = 60. If that tempo is too fast, listen to the audio recording a few times and then practice the pattern at a slower tempo with a quadruple subdividing metronome.

With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert B flat. The metronome clicks only on the beats, while MetronomeBot counts every subdivision.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1002

Pattern 1003: This pattern is played four times in the audio example. MetronomeBot is counting the quadruple subdivision of the beat at quarter note = 60. If that tempo is too fast, listen to the audio recording a few times and then practice the pattern at a slower tempo with a quadruple subdividing metronome.

With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert E flat. The metronome clicks only on the beats, while MetronomeBot counts every subdivision.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1003

Pattern 1004: This pattern is played four times in the audio example. MetronomeBot is counting the quadruple subdivision of the beat at quarter note = 60. If that tempo is too fast, listen to the audio recording a few times and then practice the pattern at a slower tempo with a quadruple subdividing metronome.

With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert A flat. The metronome clicks only on the beats, while MetronomeBot counts every subdivision.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1004

Pattern 1005: Pattern 1005 combines all of the rhythms of patterns 1001-1004.
With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert G. The metronome clicks only on the beats, while MetronomeBot counts every subdivision.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1005

Pattern 1006: MetronomeBot does not count for this pattern, but you should to ensure that you play it correctly. Count every subdivision of each beat. Quarter note = 60, on Concert E.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1006

Pattern 1007: With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert A.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1007

Pattern 1008: Quarter note = 72, on Concert D.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1008

Pattern 1009: Quarter note = 60, on Concert E.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1009

Pattern 1010: Quarter note = 72, on Concert G.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1010

Pattern 1011: Quarter note = 72, on Concert E flat.
If you can't hear the audio, listen to it here.

Rhythm pattern 1011

More Practice Patterns: Two Sixteenth Rests Per Beat, Patterns 1012-1023.
Three Sixteenth Rests Per Beat, Patterns 1024-1034.

 

 

Practice Pattern Table of ContentsPractice Pattern Table of Contents

Introduction Lesson 10 Introduction - learn about sixteenth rests

Practice Suggestions Lesson 10 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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