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Rhythm Basics 1 – Whole, Half and Quarter Notes
In this, our first Rhythm Basics lesson, we’ll start with the very beginning basics of what rhythm is, what a “pulse” is, and how we organize pulses in music. Then we’ll continue with some of the most simple rhythmic values to read and understand, the whole note, half note, and quarter note (plus whole rests, half rests, and quarter rests). With some reading exercises and a fun musical example at the end, you should come out of this rhythm lesson with a conceptual understanding of the topics covered, and an idea of what you can practice further.
Stay tuned for next week when we dive into eighth notes and syncopation – very important!