Introduction to Rhythm and Counting

About Introduction to Rhythm and Counting

In this class, we'll study rhythm and how it holds the song together.  We'll use the following time signatures:  4/4, 3/4, and 6/8.  We'll learn how to count whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes, which we'll use for the first 2 time signatures.  Eighth notes and dotted quarter notes will be used with the 6/8 time signature.  (Eighth notes and dotted quarter notes are more tricky in some time signatures, but are easier to understand in 6/8.)

After we talk about the notes values and time signatures, we'll play songs using what we've learned.  Since people will be playing at different levels, I'll include an easier and a more complex version for each time signature.  

If we have time I'll show you some examples of unusual time signatures, such as 5/4 and 7/4!

Class Goals

- learn note durations
- practice rhythmic steadiness
- count in different time signatures
- apply these principles to songs


Age Range

All Ages Welcome


Skill Level

Beginner


$14.99

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When

Weekly 30-min sessions on Thursdays, at 12 pm ET | 9 am PT | 17:00 UTC.

The next session is Thursday, December 3.


How It Works


Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee
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Beverly Cashin

Beverly Cashin

Hello! I've been playing and teaching for several decades, and I can show you how to have fun with the piano. If you're a beginner, I can take you right from step one and have you playing familiar songs by the 1st or 2nd lesson. If you already have...

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