Rhythm explained Daniel Laberge

Rhythm exercise 1-1

Simple note figures and ties

Rhythm exercise 1-1 - Figures used

The dot

A dot, placed after a note or silence, lengthens it by half its original value.

Examples:

Dotted rhythm figures

The tie

A tie is represented by a curve placed between two noteheads.

Their values are added.

Tied rhythm figures

Equals 5 beats

You can tie together as many notes as you wish.

Tied rhythm figures

Equals 8½ beats

How to perform
the exercises

There are two ways to perform the exercises:

•Vocally: Using the syllable "Ta" (recommended).

•Manually: Using your hand, finger, nail, a pencil or a stick.

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Exercise 1-1
Tempo 70 bpm

Exercise 1-1
Tempo 100 bpm

Exercise 1-1
Tempo 130 bpm

Exercise 1-1
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Tempo 70

Tempo 100

Tempo 130

Score of rhythm exercise 1-1

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Rhythm exercise 1-1 - Figures used
Dotted rhythm figures
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