Clapping, stepping and dancing through rhythms is one of the best ways to internalize them and develop your musical sense of timing. In this video Afro-Roots musician Kevin Nathaniel shows us a few rhythm exercises ranging from simple to complex, taken from our full length course, It’s All About Rhythm.
Kevin recommend that if you are playing an instrument, try playing the instrument and walking, try playing the instrument and scatting (singing) rhythms at the same time, even try walking, playing and scatting at the same time. Then go back to the single activity of playing. If you add these elements to it, it’s going to expand your process and then when you are dealing with the more simple focus of practicing a rhythm, you will feel a little more at home. Something from your expanded, multi-modal practice will be translated back into your more focused practice.
Want a printable worksheet with the exercises shown in this video? Coming soon!
Like the exercises in this video? Hop on board the rhythm train with the It’s All About Rhythm Introductory Video Course Package which includes 48 Rhythm Exercise videos, an overview of how to practice, a 20-page eBook with printable rhythm exercise pages, group discussion forum for members only, and more!