2-handed Tapping MUS 110 Schedule   William Wieland
  • For each rhythm, tap the upper part with your right hand and the lower part with your left hand—just like piano music.
  • To better hear the individual parts, tap one hand on a hard surface, the other on something soft.
  • Perform slowly and keep a steady tempo. (Perform with a metronome. Many are available online including: Online Metronome.)
  • Do not pause, stop or restart.
  • Please do not count aloud.
Begin with the top link. Master it and move on.

Q   Quarter Notes and Quarter RestsHelp — In your head, count  1, 2, ...
B   BeatsHelp — In your head, count  1, 2, ...

e   First Eighths — In your head, count  1, &, 2, &, ...
E   Eighth Notes

c   First Compound — In your head, count  1, 2, 3,  4, 5, 6, ...
C   Compound Meter

d   First Dotted Quarters and Syncopations
D   Dotted Quarters and Syncopations

If you have demonstrated competence with all of the rhythms
listed above, you may begin MUS 111 2-handed Tapping.
MUS 110 Grading Rubric
Scorecompetent at
65QB e
75QB eE
80QB eE c
90QB eE cC
95QB eE cC d
100QB eE cC dD
For me, competent means very few or no mistakes, e.g. a 4-bar phrase may have one careless mistake. If a performance is of questionable quality, you will perform that level again later in the semester to earn full credit.
If you perform very slowly, you should be able to perform every item.