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Time Lines Rhythm Exercises for Unit 5
Eighth Notes

Practice eighth notes along with quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, and quarter and half rests in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time signatures with the Unit 5 Time Lines Rhythm Exercises. If you haven’t already done so, read the Unit 5 Introduction: How to Play Eighth Notes to learn how to subdivide the beat and play these exercises. Select a link below to play along with each video recording. The videos for the exercises include the written music and Time Lines Color Blocks that indicate the relative length of each note and rest. There is also an animated vertical line that moves across the screen to show you where each note and rest begins and ends. Buy Time Lines Book 1 to see all of the exercises, patterns, and melodies in a neatly organized book.

Clap and count the exercises with a metronome or with these videos before playing them on your instrument. Practicing that way will ensure that you are feeling the beat, that you are also feeling every downbeat (beat 1 of each measure), and that you are playing the notes and rests the correct length.

Eighth Note Exercises in 2/4
E501 - Eighth note exercise in 2/4
E502 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 2/4
E503 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 2/4
E504 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 2/4
E505 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 2/4

Eighth Note Exercises in 3/4
E506 - Eighth note exercise in 3/4
E507 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 3/4
E508 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 3/4
E509 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 3/4
E510 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 3/4
E511 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 3/4
E512 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 3/4
E513 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 3/4
E514 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 3/4
E515 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 3/4
E516 - Eighth note and half note exercise in 3/4
E517 - Eighth note and half note exercise in 3/4
E518 - Eighth note and half rest exercise in 3/4
E519 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 3/4
E520 - Eighth note and half rest exercise in 3/4

Eighth Note Exercises in 4/4
E521 - Eighth note exercise in 4/4
E522 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 4/4
E523 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 4/4
E524 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 4/4
E525 - Eighth note and quarter note exercise in 4/4
E526 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 4/4
E527 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 4/4
E528 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 4/4
E529 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 4/4
E530 - Eighth note and half note exercise in 4/4
E531 - Eighth note and half note exercise in 4/4
E532 - Eighth note and half note exercise in 4/4
E533 - Eighth note and half rest exercise in 4/4
E534 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 4/4
E535 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 4/4
E536 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 4/4
E537 - Eighth note and quarter rest exercise in 4/4
E538 - Eighth note and half rest exercise in 4/4
E539 - Eighth note and dotted half note exercise in 4/4
E540 - Eighth note and dotted half note exercise in 4/4
E541 - Eighth note, quarter rest, and half rest exercise in 4/4
E542 - Eighth note, quarter rest, and half rest exercise in 4/4
E543 - Eighth note, quarter rest, and half rest exercise in 4/4
E544 - Eighth note, quarter rest, and half rest exercise in 4/4

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Once you have practiced and repeated these exercises accurately, visit the patterns and melodies pages for more examples to play:
Unit 5 Patterns: Eighth note rhythm patterns in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4.
Unit 5 Melodies: Eighth note melodies in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4.

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Time Lines Table of Contents
An introduction to rhythm and melody
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