To complete this unit students should learn about:
- quaver groups (e.g. 2 or 4 beamed quavers)
- minims & semibreves rests
- ties (using note lengths the learning in Stage A and Stage B).
By the end of Stage B, students should be confident in playing pieces with a mixture of all the notes they have learned so far.
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Our rhythm flash cards can be used to help students develop their rhythm reading skills, and can also help support other activities like composing or improvisation.
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Stage B Rhythm Cards 3 Crotchets per Bar – Notes Only
Different rhythmic combinations using quaver pairs, crotchets, minims, and dotted minims in a 3 crotchets per bar metre.
Stage B Rhythm Cards 3 Crotchets per Bar – Notes and Rests
Different rhythmic combinations using crotchet and minim rests, alongside quaver pairs, crotchets, and minims, in a 3 crotchets per bar metre.
Stage B Rhythm Cards 4 Crotchets per Bar – Notes Only
Different rhythmic combinations using quaver (beamed in pairs and 4s), crotchets, and minims in a 4 crotchets per bar metre.
Stage B Rhythm Cards 4 Crotchets per Bar – Notes and Rests
Different rhythmic combinations using quaver (beamed in pairs and 4s), crotchets, minims, crotchet rests, and minim rests in a 4 crotchets per bar metre.
- Many of the activities in Unit A2 can be adapted for use with these new note values and rests.
- Take a Rest covers crotchet, minim, and semibreve rests. It also includes single quaver notes which can be removed or introduced as appropriate.
- Catch the Sushi in the Free Music Pack is a great game to help students to identify crotchet, minim, and semibreve rests.
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Stage B Signs and Symbols
One worksheet on the signs and symbols covered in Stage B.
Stage B Note Lengths Duo
Contains two worksheets:
- 1x double sided worksheet introducing minim and semibreve rests (along with crotchet rests)
- 1x double sided worksheet introducing quavers beamed in groups of 2 and 4.
Stage B Rhythm Quiz Trio
These quizzes are designed to give students more practice at identifying how many beats different notes and rests are worth.
- Rests and notes quiz 1: Music maths using Stage A note values, plus crotchets, minims, and semibreve rests.
- Rests and notes quiz 2: Music maths using Stage A and Stage B note and rest values.
- One ties worksheet.
Stage B Time Signature Quiz Duo
Two worksheets covering the following time signatures:
- 3 crotchets a bar
- 4 crotchets a bar