Rhythm

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FOR EACH RHYTHM SERIES:

Listen to the audio BEFORE clicking on “what this looks like”.

Echo on neutral syllable, then echo using rhythm language.

Choose one of the patterns and:

  1. chant it
  2. play it on the piano on a single key (use good form!)
  3. explore a scale using the rhythm pattern

BONUS: Using the different rhythmic units, make up your own two- or four-macrobeat pattern and:

  1. chant it
  2. play it on the piano on a single key (use good form!)
  3. explore a scale using the rhythm pattern

DUPLE RHYTHMS

When you hear the tick, move your full body (or upper body if you are seated) to the macrobeat, and tap your hands in your lap to the microbeat. Keep this movement going while you echo the patterns.

TRIPLE RHYTHMS

When you hear the tick, move your full body (or upper body if you are seated) to the macrobeat, and tap your hands in your lap to the microbeat. Keep this movement going while you echo the patterns.

POLYRHYTHMS

YouTube educator and musician Saher Galt has made excellent videos on polyrhythms. Rather than reinvent the wheel, check out a couple of my favorites below (links to YouTube, and leave this website):

Here are a few more YouTube videos for polyrhythm practice: