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Rhythm Basics 3 – Sixteenth Notes
In Rhythm Basics lesson 3, we’ll start to look at sixteenth notes, which are more complicated than eighth notes but still a very common division of the beat in popular music. Sixteenth notes are “worth” half an eighth note – there are 16 sixteenth notes in a bar of 4/4 time.
In this lesson we’ll just look at a few simple sixteenth note rhythms, before moving onto more complex syncopation in Lesson 4. We’ll start with basic groups of 4 sixteenths (4 sixteenths = 1 quarter note), and then play with the “gallop” and “reverse gallop” rhythms.
Again, besides just playing rhythms on the bass, we’ll work with some counting aloud and clapping to augment our rhythm practice, which I highly recommend that you do on your own as well!
Make sure you use the Rhythm Resources page I’ve created for you, practice a lot, and I’ll see you next week!Posted March 30th, 2015