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Time Lines Rhythm Exercise E539
Eighth Notes in 4/4

Exercise E539 features eighth notes and dotted half notes in 4/4 time. There are four beats in each measure and the quarter note is equal to one beat. An eighth note is equal to half of a quarter note, so there are two eighth notes in each beat. The exercise is one measure long, and it is repeated eight times in the video. You can buy Time Lines Book 1 and see all of the rhythm exercises, patterns, and melodies, as well as the Time Games, in a clearly organized format.

In the video, you will hear a voice count one measure in tempo (“1-2-3-4”) and then the exercise will begin. The voice will continue to count for two measures. The metronome will continue to sound on every beat for the rest of the example. In the fifth and sixth times through the exercise, the audio example will stop playing. You should keep playing to hear yourself with the metronome. A magenta line moves across the screen to show where each beat begins, and the Time Lines Color Blocks show the relative length of all the notes and rests.


Time Lines Exercise E539

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This exercise is played at 60 BPM (beats per minute). If you would like to practice this exercise at a slower or faster tempo, visit the metronome section of Music All the Time.

Go back to the Unit 5 Exercise table of contents or play the next eighth note exercise - E540.

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