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Reading rhythm, part 11: counting 18-beats

Part of a 12-part course on reading rhythm.

We covered count 14-beats in part 7, but what about 18-beats? You might have noticed that they appear in Beethoven’s Adagio Cantabile and Albinoni’s Adagio. Once again, it’s easier to demonstrate how to count them using a video:

So essentially, just count the 14-beats using the numbers “1, 2, 3, 4”, and if you have to count an 18-beat say an “and” halfway between two 14-beats.

Next up: you’re finally ready for time signatures.