is a series of short articles designed to teach rhythmic reading.
Each article includes musical examples that help explain the concepts
and an exercise that tests your new reading skills. Along with the
written materials, WebRhythms allows you to download and print a
copy of each exercise and provides a computer-perfect MIDI performance
at a number of different tempi. With all these materials, it's easy
to be creative and challenge yourself while you learn or improve
your reading ability.
If you're a novice at reading music, these articles will start
you off by building a solid foundation. Those of you with strong
reading skills can use these lessons to brush up and polish what
you already know. The later lessons may even show you some new
rhythmic ideas and procedures. Monster readers can take the Pro
Challenge. Do you have what it takes to keep up?
I would like to thank the entire Vic Firth team for encouraging
this project. And a special "thank you" to Mark Wessels
for taking the materials and creating such an elegant site.
Have fun playing with WebRhythms!