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Beginner counting

ArtyLady

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This is what I do with my students - I write out handouts similar to his - it is useful and does work. :thumb:
 

QWales

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Weird, I think someone else posted the same link this month, either that or I'm experiencing a strong case of deja vu
 

jbtsax

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Since rhythms on a saxophone are created by the tongue and not the hands, it is also helpful after saying the counting to recreate the rhythm using the syllable "Tu" or "Du".

To see if the counting is truly learned and you are not just parroting what you have heard, write the rhythms down on a piece of staff paper, wait a bit, and then see if you can write out the correct counting.
 

birdfan

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The ol' count and clap. That method will never fail you. For sixteenth notes, "1-e-and-a" rolls off the tongue a little better than "1-ta-and-a."
Conducting and counting works also.
 

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