Reciting Rhythms and Conducting I MUS 110 ScheduleMUS 110 SyllabusWilliam Wieland
Stand and conduct while counting aloud. Perform slowly and keep a steady tempo. Do not pause, stop or restart.
Online Metronome

QQuarter Notes and Quarter Rests Help
BBeats Help

eFirst Eighths 1 and  2 and ...
EEighth Notes

cFirst Compound 1 and uh  2 and uh ...
CCompound Meter Help

dFirst Dotted Quarters and Syncopations
D Dotted Quarters and Syncopations
Points

25
15

10
20

7
13

5
5
Running Total

25
40

50
70

77
90

95
100
For me, competency means few or no mistakes, e.g. a 4-bar phrase may have one careless mistake. If a performance is of questionable quality, you will perform that level again later in the semester to earn full credit.
If you have demonstrated competence with all of the rhythms listed above, you may perform Memorized Singing I, 2-handed Tapping I, Sight Singing I, or begin Reciting Rhythms and Conducting II.


Many syllables exist for reciting rhythms, e.g. Kodaly Rhythm Symbols and Names.
Ask me about conducting with your left hand.

Finally, consider the terms downbeat and upbeat.
  • 4/4 is down - in - out - up.
  • 3/4 is down - out - up.
  • 2/4 is down - up.