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Free Rhythm Drills for Students

This week in teaching, I’ve been fixated on making sure my students get plenty of rhythm practice.  I have a number of students who are just starting to see eighth notes in their music, so I created a set of drills to use with them.  The drills are in either 4/4 or 3/4 time and include the following types of notes and rests:

  • whole notes
  • half notes
  • dotted half notes
  • quarter notes
  • 8th notes
  • quarter rests
  • half rests
  • whole rests
  • simple syncopation (not a note or rest, I know, but wanted to alert you to its inclusion).

I created this file through a combo of Finale and Microsoft Word.  As always, you can download the pdf version through the For Teacher’s tab on my website.  Hope you and your students enjoy!

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Free Music Math Worksheet!

The worksheet is great for students who have done the better part of the Bastien Primer set (through p. 40 of the Lesson Book, to be precise).  I created it in response to requests from my students who really enjoyed this worksheet from MakingMusicFun.net but hadn’t necessarily covered 8th notes yet.

The worksheet includes quarter, half, dotted half, and whole notes and quarter, half and whole rests.

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Download the pdf here.

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