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Sixteenth rests with two rests per beat: Lesson 10 Practice Patterns 1012-1023

The practice patterns on this page feature rhythms with two sixteenth notes per beat. The first six patterns of the lesson show all of the possible combinations of two sixteenth notes and two sixteenth rests in one beat, in time signatures where the quarter note is equal to one beat. Remember that two sixteenth rests are equal to one eighth rest. Therefore, when we have two sixteenth rests in a row, an eighth rest is usually used instead because it is easier to read. However, if the eighth rest would overlap a beat, we use two sixteenth rests, as shown in pattern 1015.

Read the introduction to sixteenth rests for further explanations of them, and see the practice suggestion page for sixteenth rests. It is also very helpful to use a quadruple subdivision metronome, like the one at MetronomeBot.com.

More Practice Patterns: One Sixteenth Rest Per Beat, Patterns 1001-1011.
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 2: Two Sixteenth Rests Per Beat

Pattern 1012: This pattern is played four times. Just like patterns 1001-1004, it is accompanied by MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivisions 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. Repeat all of patterns 1012 through 1017 many times to internalize those rhythms and improve your rhythm and sight reading skills.

With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert C.
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Rhythm pattern 1012

Pattern 1013: This pattern is played four times. It is accompanied by MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivisions 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 D.
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Rhythm pattern 1013

Pattern 1014: This pattern is played four times. It is accompanied by MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivisions at quarter note = 60. Notice that Pattern 1014 sounds very similar to the dotted eighth-sixteenth rhythm that was covered in Lesson 9. The only difference is that in the case of Pattern 1014, the first note is played shorter than a dotted eighth note.

With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert E.
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Rhythm pattern 1014

Pattern 1015: This pattern is played four times, with MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert F.
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Rhythm pattern 1015

Pattern 1016: This pattern is played four times. Pattern 1016 is very similar to two eighth notes because there is a note on the beat and a note on the second half of the beat. The only difference is that the notes in Pattern 1016 are played shorter than eighth notes.

With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert G.
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Rhythm pattern 1016

Pattern 1017: With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert A. Repeat patterns 1012 through 1017 several times to feel the subdivisions and improve your rhythm and sight reading skills.
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Rhythm pattern 1017

Pattern 1018: With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert B flat.
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Rhythm pattern 1018

Pattern 1019: With MetronomeBot counting the quadruple subdivided beat, quarter note = 60, on Concert F.
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Rhythm pattern 1019

Pattern 1020: Quarter note = 60, on Concert E flat.
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Rhythm pattern 1020

Pattern 1021: Quarter note = 60, on Concert D.
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Rhythm pattern 1021

Pattern 1022: Quarter note = 72, on Concert E flat.
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Rhythm pattern 1022

Pattern 1023: Quarter note = 72, on Concert B.
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Rhythm pattern 1023

More Practice Patterns: One Sixteenth Rest Per Beat, Patterns 1001-1011.
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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