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A key aspect of the music and the melody is the rhythm. The rhythm department is often responsible for turning a tune more interesting or boring. Before we go to the basic theory of rhythms let's do some tricky exercies! We are going to get a clue what can be the tricky in rhythms.

  1. Now I'm Here: go to the monster riff and try to toe-tap along the beats!
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody: go to start of the the opera section and start counting the 1-2-3-4 beats aloud througout the whole opera section!
  3. Sleeping In The Sidewalk
    1. try to pick up the 1-2-3-4 beat of the intro
    2. Notice the hard to hear "1-2-3" count-in and try to continue:
      1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1... If you do it right, the song will start on an "1" beat!
    3. c) For guitarists: try to learn the solo (or hum it rhythm-correctly) toe-tapping along the 1-2-3-4 beats.
  4. You And I - intro
    1. Try to pick up the 4/4 beat. Once the rhythm section (ie: bass and drums) enters you may hear that your timing is out of synchron.
    2. Now using the second half of the intro try to learn the correct timing!
    3. Now get back to the start of the song and try to pick up the beats! Have you succeded? For help: the very first note marks the downbeat.
  5. Save Me: try to hold the 4/4 beats throughout the second half of the verses.
  6. Bicycle Race: guitar fanfares at: try to count along the 3/4 beats!
  7. Don't STop Me Now: try to count along the 4/4 beats during the intro.
  8. Who Needs You: try to count along the 4/4 beats during the Verse.