~~~ Rhythm ~~~

The easiest rule of thumb for rhythm is to remember:

The more ink needed to write down a note, the shorter it becomes!

There is a table at the bottom of this page, which is quite mathematical, and “counting beats” is the most traditional way to read rhythm. However a fun way to become more fluent when things get complicated is actually to look at the bigger patterns, and learn to read them a bit more like “words” than like a sheet of math questions.

If you have an iPad, you can check out our free Woodchuck Rhythm App:

or watch the video at

You can learn more about our free rhythm resources at