"Rhythm Counting Beats"
How Note Beat
Relationships Work with the Time Signature
Here’s where we begin to get it together in
counting rhythm beats. The fun is about to
begin. We are going to spend a lot of time here, because this is the
foundation that will launch you to new heights in your ability to play
A beat gets one count.
Let look at time signature of 4/4. Quarter note gets one beat and one
count. So our basic counting is "one – two – three – four" for the
Each quarter note gets a beat count and
Try it now several
times in a row until it feels smooth.
Now look at the 2/2 time signature
Each half note gets a beat count and a clap. Try it several times in a
row until it feels smooth.
Next up let’s look at the 3/4 time signature, we are back to counting
quarter notes as our beat and with three beats per measure. Try this
6/8 time signature
Now its 6/8 time using the eight note as our beat count.