How to Practice Rhythms

Tips for practicing rhythms:

  1. Write in the rhythm if you aren’t sure. Ask for help if you don’t know what to write.
  2. Clap and count the rhythm with a metronome. Be sure that every time you say a number, the metronome is beeping.
  3. Start with a slow tempo. Only speed it up once you can do it perfectly three times in a row.
  4. Listen to the exercises being performed on CD/online. Play along.
  5. Once you can play the rhythm well, try playing it while changing the notes.
  6. Be sure to hold notes full value and keep counting carefully through the rests.

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