Mastering-rhythm.com provides best way that I have come across to master your understanding of rhythm. These ideas will be universally applicable and will solve the most of the rhythmic problems that you will run into. I say most because there are deeper complication with duplets and polyrhythms. But we will touch on those subjects later.
Mastering-rhythm.com teaching rhythm content during learning sequence activities, the teacher is at any given time combining a level of skill learning sequence with a level of rhythm content. Levels of rhythm content are hierarchical in much the same way as levels of skill learning sequence. Each level of rhythm content serves as a readiness for achieving the next higher level of rhythm content.
Mastering-rhythm.com provides the Rhythm learning which is facilitated by development of a sense of meter and a vocabulary of rhythm patterns. The rhythm patterns used in learning sequence activities are organized according to meter classification and rhythm pattern function. Meters and rhythm functions are sequenced primarily according to familiarity. Usual duple meter, for example, is introduced first in both learning
sequence activities and classroom activities because it is the most common meter in western culture and, therefore, the most familiar. Likewise, macro beat and micro beat functions are introduced first because they are the most basic rhythm functions in usual duple meter.
Elements of rhythm:Rhythm has three elements. They are macro beats, micro beats, and melodic rhythm. All three of those elements must be audited at the same time in order to establish rhythm syntax.
Macro beats:Macro beats are those beats that one arbitrarily feels to be the longest. In most cases, macro beats are paired: one macro beat naturally goes with a succeeding macro beat of equal or unequal duration. In dancing to music, persons normally step naturally to each pair of macro beats with one foot followed by the other.
Micro beats: Micro beats are shorter than macro beats and are derived from the equal temporal division of macro beats. In most cases, macro beats are divided into either two or three micro beats of equal duration.