Music Theory

Melodic rhythm

A melodic rhythm is a rhythm that is not achieved with notes and pauses, but with a rhythmic melody. If you have no idea what notes are or how the example below is read, then you should get the first Notes and rest values post. As an example, let’s take a normal rhythm: In this…

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Note and rest values

Rhythms are of course very important. Not only to play better solos, but also to be able to play better rhythms. Let’s start from scratch. What is a bar? Marked in red here. A “beat” means “one click of the metronome”. A song with a 4/4 time signature has four beats per bar. Note lengths…

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