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Anthony Wellington teaches rhythm using the rhythm yardstick

This is the video from Anthony Wellington that I mentioned in my last post with Scott Whitley‘s video about dividing a beat into smaller sections and placing notes at specific points to develop a groove.

Anthony Wellington teaches rhythm using the rhythm yardstick

In this one, Anthony speaks to a small class and demonstrates how to count and play on different parts of a beat using 16th notes. Victor Wooten sits in as well.

Here’s the other video that was mentioned:


7 responses

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  2. This is really helpful. I’ve struggled in the past with finding, and hitting, those 16ths. Seeing it set out like this makes it much simpler. THanks.

    April 18, 2015 at 10:30 am

    • vishalicious

      You’re welcome. I was really impressed when I first saw this as well. It made subdivisions of a beat much clearer to me, but I haven’t done much with it myself, yet. I’m still focusing on finishing the Hal Leonard Method and learning to read.

      You might be interested in seeing the video for the masterclass Anthony Wellington did last summer. Its 2 hours long, but its full of a lot of really great information. I posted a link to it here:


      April 19, 2015 at 12:30 am

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