Syncopated Rhythms Exercises

Tips! Count yourself off (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +). Practice measure x measure, then line x line. Remember to repeat each measure. Notice how quarter notes are held for *2 snaps*, while eighth notes are held for only *1 snap*? It might be helpful to draw lines connecting the top staff to the bottom staff in tricky areas. The parentheses emphasize that you need to hold the beat for *2 snaps* (or 2 eighth notes). Increase the tempo using your metronome (concert tempo = 94 bpm).