Rhythm Practice Patterns
The patterns in this lesson are more difficult than they may seem at first glance. Be sure to count the beat for every measure - practicing these patterns is a great way to improve your counting skills. Ensure accuracy by using one of the talking MetronomeBots.
To feel the beat clearly, lightly tap your foot on every beat.
Always count the beats while clapping. Count loudly and strongly!
When clapping these rhythms, hold your hands together for the full length of each note, and bring your hands apart at the beginning of each rest. When playing these rhythms on your instrument, make sure to hold out each note for its full value.
Use MetronomeBot’s Talking Metronomes for some of your practice. They will help you to play all of the notes and rests the correct length.
Talking Metronome for 2/4
Talking Metronome for 3/4
Talking Metronome for 4/4
Always feel the beat and play with it!
For more practice tips and suggestions, visit the Practice page.