Exercise E601 features three tied eighth notes in 2/4 time. There are two beats in each measure and the quarter note is equal to one beat. A dotted quarter note is equivalent to three eighth notes tied together, so this exercise shows how to subdivide and count the beat and play the note the correct length. 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 two measures in tempo (“1-and-2-and-1-and-2-and”) 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.
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.