Tag Archives: Rhythm

YOU do the counting.

TTM: Talkative Teacher Mode. *Most teachers feel compelled to speak, as if explaining, defining, reminding, admonishing, outlining, encouraging, and a host of other “ings” were of paramount importance, all the time. It’s as if TTM… was a built-in feature of … Continue reading

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Rhythm Practice

The timing could not have been better. Two of my students (brother and sister) are arriving in an hour, eager to start the metronome exercises that I promised them at the last lesson. I was mulling over the worksheets I … Continue reading

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Dancing metronomes

“Has anyone every heard a metronome that made you want to dance?” – Trevor Tomkins (drummer) Image: via Mobbad

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Rhythm Drills – with Feeling

I’ve been giving my students rhythm drills on a fairly regular basis for years already.  A big Thank You to Wendy Stevens at ComposeCreate.com for posting so many on her website (Teacher Resources), as well as to Jennifer Fink at … Continue reading

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