2-handed Tapping MUS 110 Schedule   William Wieland
  • For each rhythm, tap the upper part with your right hand and the lower part with your left hand—just like piano music.
  • To better hear the individual parts, tap one hand on a hard surface, the other on something soft.
  • Perform slowly and keep a steady tempo. (Perform with a metronome. Many are available online including: Online Metronome.)
  • Do not pause, stop or restart.
  • Please do not count aloud.
Begin with the top link. Master it and move on.

Q   Quarter Notes and Quarter RestsHelp — In your head, count  1, 2, ...
B   BeatsHelp — In your head, count  1, 2, ...

e   First Eighths — In your head, count  1, &, 2, &, ...
E   Eighth Notes

c   First Compound — In your head, count  1, 2, 3,  4, 5, 6, ...
C   Compound Meter

d   First 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
If you have demonstrated competence with all of the rhythms listed above, you may begin MUS 111 2-handed Tapping.
For me, competent means very 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 perform slowly enough, you should be able to tap every rhythm. In other words, everyone should score 100.