Introduction to Rhythm - Quarter Notes

This introduction to rhythm and bucket drumming covers what a time signature is, basic grip, counting the quarter note and quarter note rests with several playing examples.

Introduction to Rhythm - Sixteenth Notes pt.1

This introduction covers counting and playing basic sixteenth notes. I also discuss how the 16th note rest is used to add variation to this rhythmic figure.

Introduction to Rhythm - Eighth Notes

This tutorial introduces the eighth note, and its relationship to the quarter note. Also discussed is how it appears on the page with examples and how to count them.

Introduction to Rhythm - sixteenth Notes pt.2

Part 2 continues the counting and playing basic sixteenth notes. I incorporate multiple 16th note rests and how they can beĀ  used to create interesting syncopated rhythms.

Intro to Quarter Notes

Basic Quarters

Download this sample practice page to work on your reading and recognition of basic quarter note and quarter note rests. Note: A diamond shape indicates to hit the rim of the bucket. A grace note beside any note indicates a flam (hit with both sticks). An ‘X’ indicates to click sticks together.

Basic Eighth Notes

Basic Eighth Notes download

Click to download a sample practice page to work on your eighth note reading.

Note: A diamond shape indicates to hit the rim of the bucket. A grace note beside any note indicates a flam (hit with both sticks). An ‘X’ indicates to click sticks together.

Basic Sixteenth Notes

Basic 16ths

Download this sample practice page to work on your reading and recognition of basic sixteenth notes and sixteenth note rests.

Note: A diamond shape indicates to hit the rim of the bucket. A grace note beside any note indicates a flam (hit with both sticks). An ‘X’ indicates to click sticks together.

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