Count Music – Hear the Beat by Counting Sets of 8
A beat is the smallest measurement of time between repetitive audible events in music. One rhythm consist of 2 beats in most contemporary dance music. Before you can hear the rhythm you must be able to count the 8 beats in each verse of a song. You have to be able to hear the beats before you can move/dance (distribute your weight) to them.
James Joseph, Counting Sets of 8
Skippy Blair, counting sets of 8 with a hand exercise
Hear the downbeat and upbeat in dance music
Count Music – 32-Beat Major Phrases