I quickly rigged up some rough 'n' ready VBA in Excel (!) to generate random rhythms, from about 60 sub-units, at 3 levels of 'complexity'. However, I realise now that I don't strictly always count the pulse when I play. It seems simple patterns (like four semiquavers or dotted quaver-semiquaver) are parsed much like reading text rather than through counting each beat or sub-beat.
The issue now is that I'm struggling to cope with examples like this:
How would you go about tackling this. Do you use pattern recognition while feeling the beat and therefore don't need to count, or count every beat or half-beat (tuplets excepted)?
Frustratingly I also seem to struggle counting when notes are tied:
What systems and strategies do you use?
Thanks in advance.