Rhythm does a lot to give music its character. This is a march played by the Coldstream Guards. The notes are arranged into regular and ordered rhythms, designed to keep an army marching in step. You should be able to count off "1, 2" or say "Left, Right" in time with the music.

 

Now try counting "1, 2" or saying "Left, Right" to this piece! In this groovy jazz number, the beats are arranged in to groups of five, which is why this piece is known as "Take Five". In addition, the guitar player, George Benson, is playing rhythms that go against the underlying beat creating a groovy syncopated effect.

 

Left, Right

Rhythm does a lot to give music its character. This is a march played by the Coldstream Guards. The notes are arranged into regular and ordered rhythms, designed to keep an army marching in step. You should be able to count off "1, 2" or say "Left, Right" in time with the music.

Feeling the Groove

Now try counting "1, 2" or saying "Left, Right" to this piece! In this groovy jazz number, the beats are arranged in to groups of five, which is why this piece is known as "Take Five". In addition, the guitar player, George Benson, is playing rhythms that go against the underlying beat creating a groovy syncopated effect.