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The best music theory book for self-study at home that includes an answer key in the back, CD's for ear-training, a short explanation of each concept, practice exercises, and a glossary of music terms.
How do you find the beat to music?
In the same way that you find the beat of your heart.
If you put your hand on your chest, you will feel a steady pulse.
Now, tap that pulse with the fingers of your other hand on a table.
See you if you can match it steadily.
The Heart of Music
Finding the beat of music is done in the same way.
Play your favorite music and listen deeply for a continuing steady pulse. This is the “heart” of music.
Now, tap it out with your fingers. Doing this for very long requires concentration and focus.
If you get distracted, you will notice that you get “off beat” by tapping too slow or too fast instead of matching the beat.
Just keep thinking and practicing this skill until you feel you’ve mastered it without much thought.
If you can talk out loud and still tap a steady beat without a problem, then you’ve got it down.
Games for Practice Finding the Beat
25 different rhythm games that can be done in 5 minutes a day. The rhythm activities help students find the beat, learn note values, and meter. A great resource for piano music teachers and homeschooling parents.
Fun music rhythm games and activities following the Dalcroze method with two CD's. A great resource for music teachers and homeschool parents who want to practice finding the beat and learning rhythm through movement.
A rhythm game activity book with two CD's that follows the Dalcroze method. This is a great resource for music teachers and homeschool parents who want to teach how to find the beat and learn various rhythms through movement.