To understand basic rhythm, you need to know the values of certain
notes. This means basically that some notes you need to hold down
longer than others.
Each note has a number/count/beat associated with it. Here's a list:
|Note Name:||Looks Like:||Number of beats:|
|Dotted Quarter Note||1.5|
Here's a basic video on how long to hold the notes:
Here are some exercises to help you practice learning about rhythm. If
you play them on the piano (or any other instrument), use any finger
you want to. (You can copy, paste and print them if it's easier for
This last exercise is a little advanced for beginners. Don't worry if
you don't get it right off the bat. Just practice and get used to the
If you're ready, learn more about the different rhythm symbols.
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