1-3: Introduction to Rhythm

Release Date: March 9, 2016:

Unit 1 lasts  4 weeks and contains 16 lessons.

In this lesson  you will learn

  • Piece: G! I’m A Drummer
  • Whole Note
  • Half Note
  • Quarter Note
  • Practice strategies: Count and Clap, Fingerings, Play while naming finger numbers
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Practice Suggestions for all pieces:

  1. Clap the rhythm and count out loud! (Check the time signature and write in the counting.)
  2. Name the notes before you play the first time, review circled notes on the following days.
  3. Find your hand placement carefully and think about relaxed curved fingers that press into the keys.
  4. Play and name the notes or up/downs. – do this until you are relaxed and accurate (at least 5 times.)
  5. Play and count the beats.  Don’t skip this step!!  Any insecurities will show up when you are counting as you play.   Do this step until you can play without stopping at a tempo that is pleasing.

Additional Daily Practice:

  • Review Note Letter Names
  • Review Rhythm terms: Whole note, half note, quarter note and their time values
  • Read your lesson notes

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Year 1 Unit 1 Ebook cover
Course Materials
Unit 1 Lesson Materials, 28pp
(Includes: Lessons 1-16)
Less than $1 per lesson!
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Videos are all free!

Video Release Schedule:

Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
1-1 March 71-5 March 141-9 March 211-13 March 28
1-2 March 81-6 March 151-10 March 221-14 March 29
1-3 March 91-7 March 161-11 March 231-15 March 30
1-4 March 101-8 March 171-12 March 241-16 March 31