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Fundamentals of Rhythm Practice Patterns and Recordings

The following links connect directly to the practice patterns and their audio recordings from The Fundamentals of Rhythm, by Kyle Coughlin. Select a lesson to view and practice those patterns.

Lesson 1: Quarter Notes and Quarter RestsQuarter Notes and Quarter RestsQuarter Note and Quarter Rest Introduction - Patterns 101-107
Quarter Notes and Rests in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 - Patterns 108-118

Lesson 2: Ties, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, and RestsTies, half notes, dotted half notes, and whole notes and restsHalf Notes, Dotted Half Notes in 2/4 and 3/4 - Patterns 201-211
Halves, Dotted Halves, Whole Notes in 4/4
- Patterns 212-218

Lesson 3: Ties Over Measure Lines and SyncopationTies and syncopationTies and Syncopation in 2/4 and 3/4 - Patterns 301-311
Ties and Syncopation in 4/4 - Patterns 312-319

Lesson 4: Eighth Notes and Eighth RestsEighth notes and eighth restsEighth Notes and Eighth Rests in 2/4 and 3/4 - Patterns 401-412
Eighth Notes and Eighth Rests in 4/4 - Patterns 413-420

Lesson 5: Dotted Quarter NotesDottedd quarter notesDotted Quarter Notes in 2/4 and 3/4 - Patterns 501-511
Dotted Quarter Notes in 4/4 - Patterns 512-518

Lesson 6: Pickup NotesPickup notesPickup measures of one and two beats - Patterns 601-610
Pickup measures of half a beat and one and a half beats - Patterns 611-620

Lesson 7: Syncopated SubdivisionsSyncopated subdivisionsSyncopated eighth notes and quarter notes - Patterns 701-710
Syncopated dotted quarters and syncopations with ties - Patterns 711-720

Lesson 8: Sixteenth NotesSixteenth notesSixteenth notes in 2/4 and 3/4 - Patterns 801-812
Sixteenth notes in 4/4 - Patterns 813-820

Lesson 9: Sixteenth Note Groupings and Dotted Eighth NotesSixteenth notes groups and dotted eighth notesSixteenth Notes with Eighth Notes - Patterns 901-910
Syncopated Sixteenths and Dotted Eighth Notes - Patterns 911-920
Dotted Eighth Notes and Combinations of Groupings - Patterns 921-930

Lesson 10: Sixteenth Rests in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 timeSixteenth restsOne sixteenth rest per beat - Patterns 1001-1011
Two sixteenth rests per beat - Patterns 1012-1023
Three sixteenth rests per beat - Patterns 1024-1034

Lesson 11: Cut TimeCut timeCut time rhythms with whole, half, and quarter notes - Patterns 1101-1112
Cut time rhythms with eighth notes - Patterns 1113-1118

Lesson 12: Time Signatures with the Eighth Note Equal to One BeatTime signatures with the eighth note equal to one beatThe eighth note equals one beat in 3/8 and 4/8 - Patterns 1201-1210
The eighth note equals one beat in 6/8 - Patterns 1211-1219

Lesson 13: Subdivided Eighth Note BeatsSubdividing the eighth note beatThe subdivided eighth note beat in 3/8 and 4/8 - Patterns 1301-1312
The subdivided eighth note beat in 6/8 - Patterns 1313-1321

Lesson 14: Compound MeterCompound meterIntroduction - Patterns 1401-1414
Compound meter in 3/8 and 6/8 time - Patterns 1415-1429
Compound meter in 9/8 and 12/8 time - Patterns 1430-1433

Lesson 15: Compound Meter with Sixteenth Notes and RestsSixteenth notes in compound meterSixteenth notes in 3/8 compound meter - Patterns 1501-1507
Sixteenth notes in 6/8 in compound meter - Patterns 1508-1521

Lesson 16: TripletsTripletsEighth note triplets - Patterns 1601-1608
Quarter note and half note triplets - Patterns 1609-1618
Triplets with duple subdivisions - Patterns 1619-1627

Lesson 17: Double Dotted NotesDouble dotted notesDouble dotted notes with a quarter note beat - Patterns 1701-1712
Double dotted notes with an eighth and half note beat - Patterns 1713-1720

Lesson 18: Other Time Signatures: 3/2 and 6/43/2 and 6/4 time signaturesRhythm examples in 3/2 time - Patterns 1801-1811
Rhythm examples in 6/4 time - Patterns 1812-1821

Lesson 19: Odd Meters with the Quarter Note Equal to One BeatOdd meter 5/4 and 7/4 time signaturesRhythm examples in 5/4 time - Patterns 1901-1911
Rhythm examples in 7/4 time - Patterns 1912-1921

Lesson 20: Odd Meters with the Eighth Note Equal to One BeatOdd meter 5/8 and 7/8 time signaturesRhythm examples in 5/8 time - Patterns 2001-2010
Rhythm examples in 7/8 time - Patterns 2011-2020

Lesson 21: Shorter Note Values32nd notes and 64th notes32nd notes and 64th notes - Patterns 2101-2107


Lesson 22: TupletsTuplet rhythmsTuplets in compound meter - Patterns 2201-2206
Tuplets in simple meter - Patterns 2207-2218

 

 

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