Say The Rhythm

It Works! Every Time!


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Welcome to Say the Rhythm.

This website is devoted to a single task: enabling you to say the rhythm.

Enabling you to talk the rhythm.

Not talk about rhythm. But talk rhythm. Directly.

Like a language.

The rhythm language of choice here is Rhythmisation.

Rhythmisation allows you to write rhythm, transcribe rhythm, notate rhythm, archive rhythm, sms rhythm, text rhythm, dictate rhythm, file rhythm, sort rhythm, archive rhythm, index rhythm and most importantly: play rhythm.

All because you can talk rhythm. All because you can say the rhythm.

All those skills are easily possible because you--can and do--say the rhythm.

Why is this site called say the rhythm?

Two reasons.

Firstly: the fastest way I can master a new rhythm is to say the rhythm (as many times as I need to be able to fluently say the rhythm) and then I can instantly play it.

Secondly, I am forever saying to my students, before they attempt to play a new rhythm or when they stumble over a rhythm they thought they knew, "Say the rhythm. Say the rhythm."

In my experience, when my students or I say the rhythm, we successfully play the rhythm and the notes as a matter of routine.

An eight year old girl, learning the Teddy Bears Picnic melody on her guitar, told me one day, "I was struggling with the song this week. But when I said the rhythm it was so easy!"

A man in his fifties who studys guitar with me, once told me after nailing a tricky rhythm, "When I stop and say the rhythm, it works everytime!"

I have yet to come across one person who cannot play any rhythm that they can say.

Say the rhythm, one rhythm at a time, one vocabulary at time, one lesson at a time, one course at a time---and you will be one of those too.

Welcome to the Say The Rhythm Tribe.

Click the on the FREE Say the Rhythm 100: SAY the Rhythm Crash Course image below to join in.


Your Instructor: Taura Eruera


Taura Eruera has been conceiving, refining, developing and teaching rhythmisation systems since the early '80's.

Taura has taught rhythmisation to seminars, classes, and private students: adults up to seventy-three years old and child students as young as six years.

He knows exactly what works and what doesn't work and is committed to helping you talk, read, write, transcribe, hear and play rhythm as easily as you talk guitar chord shapes.

You can find Rhythm print and kindle books by Taura on Amazon.

Say the Rhythm 101: Say the Dobodobo Quarter Note Rhythm Vocabulary

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are these courses for?

The SAY the Rhythm courses are for all musicians who cannot say the rhythm they want to learn and master.

Applied courses like STRUM the Rhythm are for rhythm guitar players (code for every guitar player).

Do I have to do all the courses?

That is entirely up to you.

If you are not sure that you will be playing guitar next year, start with the Say the Rhythm Crash Course 100.

If you know you will be playing guitar for years, start with the Dobodobo course.  That is the foundation course that everything else builds from.

If you want to be thorough, start with the Say the Rhythm Crash Course 100.

If you want to go for breadth over depth, start with the Say the Rhythm Crash Course 100.

If you want to go for depth over depth, start with the Say the Rhythm 101 Dobodobo course.

Do I have to do them in order?

It is recommended that you do follow the order .  In reality, you may want to do them out of order.  As long as you have done the Say The Rhythm 101: Dobodobo course first, you can do anything in any order.

Can I ask questions about any lesson?

Yes. You can ask in the comments section below each lesson. Your questions may also be answered by a lesson quiz. You can also ask in the Facebook Say The Rhythm page.



What age and level students does this course work for?

These courses work for beginner students on any instrument.

These are also good reference resources for teachers of students younger than 13 years. Young students learn very fast to talk rhythm when their teacher engages them in rhythm conversations.

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Do I have to do all the SAY series before starting the STRUM series?

It is recommended that you do follow the order No. As soon as you complete a 100 series course you can do the equivalent Strum course.
For example, when you complete the SAY the Rhythm 100 course you can then do the STRUM the Rhythm 300 course.


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