Rhythm Practice Patterns
Always count loudly and clearly when clapping these patterns. Start at a slow, comfortable tempo and make sure that you feel every beat and the placement of beat one.
When you play the patterns on your instrument, use the talking metronomes to ensure that you begin playing on the proper beat.
Talking Metronome for 2/4
Talking Metronome for 3/4
Talking Metronome for 4/4
Breathe rhythmically, especially if you play a wind or brass instrument. It’s good to breathe on the beat before you enter. For example, if the pattern is in 4/4 time and there is a pickup note on beat 4, breathe on beat 3. Breathing rhythmically will help you feel the pulse and enter on the correct beat.
Remember to lightly tap your foot on every beat.
For more practice tips and suggestions, visit the Practice page.