The "Guide to Reading Music: Duration, Rhythm and Counting" was created to help persons not trained in music education to read music more effectively. In no way is it intended to be a comprehensive guide, but instead, simply an introduction to understanding the following points:
1. Basic musical notation
2. Duration and relationship of various note values
3. Formation of various rhythm patterns
4. Ways of counting rhythm patterns
5. Exercises in reading, counting and playing specific rhythm patterns in 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8 time.