Takadimi can help most anyone learn to understand and perform rhythm better.
Takadimi works like solfege, but for rhythm. It assigns a distinct syllable for each attack point within a beat. The beat is always spoken on ta. The division of the beat is always spoken on ta - di in simple meter and ta - ki - da in compound meter.
The second division (or subdivision) is always spoken with ta - ka - di - mi in simple meter and ta - va - ki - di - da - ma in compound. Each attack point, then, has a distinct syllable.
From these syllables, we create patterns based on where within the beat each note occurs.
For examples and a simple explanation please see the “Takadimi short guide”.