In this video you can listen to different examples of beats and rhythmic patterns.
The wheel is marked with different colored dots representing beats. In this case, green dots are used for main beats, orange dots for off beats, and white dots for secondary beats. Thus, John Varney uses the wheel method to take us on a rhythmic journey around the world, tracing styles like quechua, bomba, choro, tango, and cumbia — just to name a few.
Watch the video on below, see the entire lesson and take the Rhythm quiz on TedEd’s website.