Test Your Skills With This Rhythm Quiz

rhythm quiz

Ready to put your musical ability to the test? The photo above is part of a rhythm quiz that author and educator Libor Hadrava came up with to exercise his brain a bit. He created a phrase that includes a quarter note, one eighth-note quintuplet, two eighth notes, and the first two notes of an eighth-note triplet. He wrote it using a 4/4 measure and a 1/4 measure with metric modulation.

All you have to do is figure out a way to write Libor's rhythm using only one measure, and in a simple time signature (be sure to include the tempo as well).

To submit your answer, fill out the entry form here. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. You have until 12AM ET April 1. On April 2nd, Libor will draw three winners out of all the correct answers. Each winner will be notified via email, and their winning answers will be shared on his site.

Prizes for each of the winners are as follows:
1. One brick (12 pairs) of Vater drumsticks (your choice of model)
2. Libor's signature stack by Dream Cymbals (14" or 10", you specify)
3. 12-month subscription to DRUM! Magazine