These videos are designed to cover all of the note values and rhythmic concepts included in this level in a graduated series of difficulty. Not only does the tempo increase for each level, but the rhythmic combinations get more difficult as you work through them! Don't forget that you can change the SPEED of the video using the settings icon in the video playbar.
LEVEL ONE: RHYTHM BASICS
This video covers the basic rhythms from this level at a slow tempo. Each measure is repeated THREE TIMES, so if you miss it the first time, you'll be able to learn it by the 2nd or 3rd time. The measure rest is a transition to the next card.
RHYTHM BASICS WITHOUT ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK:
LEVEL TWO: BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD
This video covers three levels of difficulty. The BRONZE level is one measure, with one measure rest to transition to the next card. SILVER and GOLD levels have 3 measures of rhythms with a one measure transition. Each are progressively faster and get gradually more difficult as you progress through the video.
Don't forget that you can use the chapter markers or adjust the speed of the video in the playbar to quickly jump to each level!
BRONZE, SILVER & GOLD LEVELS WITHOUT ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK:
LEVEL THREE: PLATINUM, DIAMOND
This video is designed to be a challenge for intermediate to advanced students. There are SEVEN measures of the most difficult rhythmic combinations in this level at a fast & extremely fast tempo (with a one measure transition between cards). Beginning to Intermediate students may wish to skip this and move on to Level Five!
PLATINUM & DIAMOND LEVELS WITHOUT ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK:
DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS:
While utilizing the videos in your classroom may be a fun way to liven up your curriculum, you also may wish to download the printable PDFs to create 'cards' for your students, allowing you to teach each rhythm or concept individually - or to "shuffle" them and create competitive games between groups of students! Here are several options to select from:
SIX CARDS PER PAGE
Download, print and cut out each of the 'measures' to create a deck of cards that you can use with individual students! Shuffle the deck and deal the cards for quick thinking challenges. Create a competition between several players by dealing several cards on a music stand and awarding points for each measure counted or played correctly! Print each level of cards on different colored card stock and assign point values based on each level. You're only limited by your imagination!
ONE CARD PER PAGE
Because of the larger size, these cards are great to use in a classroom setting. Download and print one card per 11x8.5 sheet OR utilize the PDF on a laptop or projection screen. You can quickly scroll through the PDF thumbnails to randomly select different cards to create a wide variety of rhythmic combinations!
MORE OPTIONS TO HELP STUDENTS:
ONE CARD PER PAGE WITH COUNTS, ARROWS OR TOE TAPS
These cards may be helpful when teaching the 8th note subdivision of the rhythm patterns. Click the image to download a PDF the cards with either counts written in under the notes, down-up arrows or toe-taps to demonstrate downbeat/upbeat relationships of the rhythms included!