Hal Leonard - Rhythm and Counting
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Hal Leonard - Rhythm and Counting

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Author: David Harrison

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
HOW TO USE THE AUDIO
CHAPTER 1: CONCEPTS IN RHYTHM
The Beat
Tempo
Notation Basics
Bar Lines
Strong Beats And Weak Beats
Percussion Clef
Double Bar Lines
CHAPTER 2: BASIC NOTE DURATIONS
Basic Symbols
Time Signatures
Exercises
CHAPTER 3: REST SYMBOLS
Exercises
CHAPTER 4: EIGHTH NOTES AND EIGHTH RESTS
Part 1: The Eighth Note
Exercises
Part 2: The Eighth Rest
Exercises
Part 3: Writing Quarter Rests Correctly
Part 3 Exercises
CHAPTER 5: SIMPLE TIME SIGNATURES
3/4: Simple Triple Time
Rests In 3/4
2/4: Simple Duple Time
Exercises
CHAPTER 6: 16th Notes
Exercises
CHAPTER 7: EXTENDED NOTES
Dotted Notes
Dotted Rests
Ties
Exercises
CHAPTER 8: COMPOUND TIME SIGNATURES
6/8: Compound Duple Time
9/8: Compound Triple Time
12/8: Compound Quadruple Time
Exercises
CHAPTER 9: TRIPLETS
Exercises
CHAPTER 10: MORE SIMPLE TIME SIGNATURES
2/2: Simple Duple Time
3/2: Simple Triple Time
4/2: Simple Quadruple Time
3/8: Simple Triple Time
The Beat Count
Exercises
CHAPTER 11: SYNCOPATION
What Is Syncopation?
Reading Rhythms With Syncopation
Written Accents
Grouping Notes Correctly
Exercises
CHAPTER 12: 16th RESTS
Writing Rhythms With 16th Rests
16th-Note Rhythm Figures
Exercises
CHAPTER 13: 32nd notes
Tapping 32nd Notes
Repeated 32nd Notes
Exercises
Bonus Tracks
Metronome Samples

This essential, practical handbook for mastering rhythm has been designed for students of any instrument or voice – providing them a comprehensive and systematic approach to understanding rhythms, rhythmic devices, and how to count them.

Packed full of practical exercises, this digital book also makes for an ideal self-instruction method. Every exercise is accompanied by play-along piano audio embedded right in the digital book, featuring useful metronome clicks for rigorous practice.

For use in individual or group instruction, this is the must-have guide to rhythm for all music teachers and students. Chapters include: fundamentals of rhythm; counting method; note values and rests; beat subdivision; simple time signatures; compound time signatures; ties and extended notes; and syncopation.

Develop a skill you can count on today!

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