Sightreading #3

First we have a sixteenth rest on one, then play the phrase “e and a”. Next we rest on two immediately playing the “e” of two since we have a dotted eighth note. On three we rest and come in on the “and”. Lastly we have a sixteenth rest on four and play the combination “e-a” to finish.

Think of this as speaking a language. Once you’ve studied all note values, subdivisions, and rests you should check out my post Speaking Rhythmic Notation which will provide you with a free downloadable PDF of a chart I’ve made to help you memorize each of these 16th combinations by using words and phrases.

 

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