Listen to the rhythm again. This time say “du, du, du, du, duuu, duuu” as you hear each note.
This is called tonguing. Tongue each note when you play recorder.
There are two large numbers at the beginning of the line. This is called the time signature or meter.
The bottom number tells you it is QUARTER time, or that the quarter note gets the beat or pulse.
The top number tells you how many beats in each measure (the space between bar lines).
So this rhythm has 4 beats per measure.
See and hear songs that illustrate Rhythm Lesson 1.