Learn about Rhythm


Learn About Rhythm and Develop Your Skills

The table of contents below shows the topics related to the fundamental aspects of rhythm. If you are looking for a specific answer, jump to the appropriate link. If you don’t know where to begin, start with the first section and avoid skipping steps. Each lesson page includes an introduction to the topic and links to practice suggestions and the practice patterns in Kyle Coughlin’s book, The Fundamentals of Rhythm.

An Introduction to Rhythm

What is Rhythm?What is Rhythm?

Beat and TempoBeat and Tempo

Meter and durationsMeter and Durations

Rhythmic Notation: Note ValuesRhythmic Notation: Note Values

Rhythmic Notation: Measures and Time SignaturesRhythmic Notation: Measures, and Time Signatures

How to count rhythmsHow to Count Rhythms

How to practice rhythmsHow to Practice Rhythms





Get the Book

The Fundamentals of Rhythm, book by Kyle Coughlin

Fundamentals of Rhythm book

If you would like all of this information in book format so that you can put it on your music stand and practice it wherever you go, get The Fundamentals of Rhythm, by Kyle Coughlin. The book includes all of the lesson information and practice exercises found on the website.


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