I think it could make for an interesting thread if everyone posted an exercise they like to do. I'm sure lots of people would find new useful things they havn't tried before I'll start. I like to pick 2 sets of 4 random numbers between 1-4 and aply them to a set of 16th notes and rests So if the first 2 numbers were 1 and 4 I would play on the 1, rest on the "e" and the "and", and then play on the "ah". if the second two numbers were 2 and 4 i'd rest on the 2 play on the "e" rest on the and and play on the "a" and do that for 2 more sets of 4 16th notes and rests it helps me practice my counting and I get a song thrown at me with some unconventional rhythms its no sweat cause i'm used to dealing with some off the wall stuff because its totally random. for examples the numbers are 1 and 3, 2 and 3, 1 and 4 and 3 and 4. you play: Code: 1 + R + and + R + R + e + and + R + 3 + R + R + a + R + R + and + a So you don't play on the R's and play everything else thats written. seems simple but the rhythms can really trip you up when you try to play them fast.