The Essence of Rhythm is written for and relevant to both the beginning and the professional musician. The beginner will find an explanation of rhythm built up from its most elemental foundations in Chapter 1, an introduction to rhythmic notation and terminology in Chapter 2, and some basic rhythmic exercises in Chapter 3. Subsequent chapters introduce more advanced and sophisticated rhythmic concepts and exercises which can be applied to a wide variety of musical contexts. These chapters include procedures for creating complete listings of several different categories of rhythmic patterns and will be of special interest to the professional musician. The beginning student likewise, can benefit from the rhythmic ear-training exercises in these later chapters without having to study the theory behind them.