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Rhythm Practice

Rhythm is part of the sight reading process. Rhythm seems to hold singers back more than trying to locate the pitch when seeing the notes on the staff. Here is your opportunity to practice rhythms from a beginner level through advanced.   Each exercise includes sheet music along with an mp3, demonstrating the exercise.   A  2 bar click is given, then continues with a woodblock demonstration of the rhythm.

You are to clap along with the woodblock and when a mistake is made, you’ll notice you are clapping when the woodblock is not sounding or vice versa. Another good idea is to either use a pencil that you tap on your desk or simply “ta” along with the rhythm on a random pitch. For the fast tempos, “ta” is recommended due to the speed.   Each exercises is given with 3 mp3s. Slow, Medium and Fast.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of this exercise and the ability to view several items at once, it’s best to view on a computer or tablet. A mobile device will be tricky with this exercise.

The exercises increase in difficulty as the title number increases. Notice that the time signatures may change throughout the pages of each exercise!   Good Luck!!!

RP-1

Beginner Level Practice-whole, half and quarter notes.

RP-2

2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time with whole, half and quarter notes.

RP-3

3/4, 4/4 time introducing tied notes.

RP-4

4/4 time, tied notes.

RP-5

2/4, 3/4 time, tied notes.

RP-6

Introducing eighth notes in 4/4 time. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-7

4/4 time with eighth notes and rests. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-8

4/4 time, eighth notes and rests. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-9

Dotted notes and eighth notes. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-10

Eighth notes with eigth rests, syncopation. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-11

Eighth note syncopation 3/4 and 4/4 with tied notes. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-12

2/4 time with eighth note syncopation and tied notes. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-13

Dotted note syncopation with tied notes, 4/4 time. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-14

2/4 time introducing sixteenth notes. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-15

2/4 time with eighth and sixteenth note combinations. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-16

Sixteenth notes and rests in 2/4 time. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-17

More sixteeth rests in 2/4 time. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-18

2/4 time introducing sixteenth note syncopation. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-19

2/4, 4/4 syncopation. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread.

RP-20

3/4,4/4 time with syncopation and tied notes. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.

RP-21

3/4, 4/4 time with syncopation and tied notes. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.

RP-22

3/4 time with multiple rests and tied notes.

RP-23

Introducing 6/8 time. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.

RP-24

6/8 time with dotted notes. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.

RP-25

6/8 time with tied notes. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.

RP-26

More 6/8 time. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.

RP-27

More 6/8 time and introducing 9/8 time. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.

RP-28

Introducing 9/8 time. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.

RP-29

6/8 with many sixteenth rhythms. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.

RP-30

Syncopations in compound time. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.

RP-31

6/8 time with syncopations. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.

RP-32

9/8 and introducing 12/8 with syncopations. Rhythm practice for singers learning how to sightread music.