Rhythmical Exercises - Intro
Find the Beginner Rhythmical Exercises Intro below.
- Reading Rhythms
Go to Reading Rhythms.
- Strumming Pat 1-5
Strumming Pat 1-5
Go to Strumming Pat 1-5.
- Strumming Pat 6-10
Strumming Pat 6-10
- Strummng Pat 11-15
Strumming Pat 11-15
Go to Strumming Pat 11-15.
- Intermediate Rhythm
Go to Intermediate Rhythm.
To read and play rhythms on the guitar is easy!
Playing rhythms on the guitar is easy to understand. All you need to do is pair the rhythms with up and down strokes.
As long as you do this you can always work out how to play any strumming pattern.
Before we dive into the rhythmical exercises, let’s first ensure we understand the basics of notated rhythm:
- All rhythms are named after being in the time signature of 4/4
- A note that lasts a whole bar of 4/4 is called a whole note; it lasts 4 beats.
- A note that lasts half a bar of 4/4, or two beats is called a half note.
- A note that lasts one beat is called a quarter note since there are four of these in one bar of 4/4.
- A note that lasts half a beat is called an eight note since there are eight of these in a bar of 4/4.
We can use a rhythm tree to more clearly see the relationships between the different rhythms.
If you play in a different time signature than 4/4, the notes are still called the same.
A half note, for example, wouldn’t take up half a bar of 3/4, it would take up two beats.
Learn more about rhythm in the Beginner Guitar Course.