If you’re a music teacher, you’ve probably used rhythm worksheets or flashcards (paid links) or something similar to teach and practice rhythms. Sometimes you may only want a few pages of rhythms instead of a whole book of rhythms. If that’s the case for you, you may find these short rhythm worksheets to be helpful. Feel free to download and use them.
Most of the worksheets alternate between three lines of rhythm in one meter (usually 2/4) and three lines of rhythm in another meter (usually 3/4). In addition to performing these rhythms as solo lines, you can also divide the class into two or three groups, giving each group their own line of rhythm. When you do that, be sure to assign within the same meter. If you don’t, you might get mixed results (pun intended).
Performing rhythm exercises can become monotonous, but it doesn’t have to be. What ideas do you have for keeping it interesting and fun?
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