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Rhythm exercise 1-2

Simple rest figures combined

Featured figures
Name Symbol Duration
Whole note rest


Four beats

Half note rest


Two beats

Quarter note rest


One beat



Rests are used to indicate time periods where there is no sound.
Musical phrases are often separated by rests.
A musician has to keep on counting the beats even when not playing.


Beating your foot while performing the exercises is advantageous.
It picks up its speed during the four introduction beats.
This body movement should become a reflex, beat your foot on any music you listen to.
You will easily contain this habit on stage.



Press the "Play" button on any of the three players below to hear this exercise performed:
At medium speed


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Count 1, 2, 3, 4, before you start


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