Unit D2 – Rhythm

During this unit students should develop their rhythmic skills, learning and becoming confident in:

  • semiquavers
  • dotted quavers (and dotted quaver – semiquaver rhythms)
  • triplets (and playing simple quaver triplets)
  • syncopation
  • swung quavers

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Flash Cards

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 D Rhythm Cards 4 Crotchets a Bar – Semiquaver Groups (Notes Only)
Different rhythm combinations using: semiquavers (in groups of 4), single quavers, quaver pairs, crotchets, dotted crotchets, minims, and dotted minims, in a 4 crotchets a bar metre.

Stage D Rhythm Cards 4 Crotchets a Bar (Notes Only):
Quaver – Semiquaver Pair Groups and Semiquaver Pair – Quaver Groups
Different rhythm combinations using: semiquaver pair-quaver groups (beamed), quaver-semiquaver pair groups (beamed) quaver pairs, crotchets, dotted crotchets-quaver rhythms, and minims, in a 4 crotchets a bar metre.

Stage D Rhythm Cards 4 Crotchets a Bar (Notes Only):
Dotted Quaver – Semiquaver Groups and Semiquaver – Dotted Quaver Groups
Different rhythm combinations using different mixtures of dotted quaver/semiquaver rhythms beamed in one and two beats, quaver pairs, crotchets, dotted crotchets-quaver rhythms, and minims, in a 4 crotchets a bar metre.

Stage D Rhythm Cards 4 Crotchets a Bar Quaver Triplets (Notes Only)
Introducing quaver triplet groups, in rhythms with crotchets and minims, in a 4 crotchets a bar metre.
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Stage D Rhythm Cards 3 Crotchets a Bar Quaver Triplets (Notes and Rests) 
Introducing quaver triplet groups, in rhythms with crotchets, minims, and crotchet rests, in a 3 crotchets a bar metre.

Stage D Rhythm Cards 4 Crotchets a Bar Simple Quaver Syncopation (Notes only)
Introducing the concept of syncopation using a quaver-crotchet-quaver rhythm, alongside crotchets, minims, and groups of quavers beamed in pairs and fours.

 


Worksheets
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Stage D Letters and Lengths Quiz
Identify notes up to 2 ledger lines above and below the bass clef stave, and note lengths including semiquavers and/or dotted quavers.

Stage D Rhythm Quiz Semiquavers Introduction
An introduction to semiquavers including music maths.

Stage D Rhythm Quiz Dotted Quavers Introduction
An introduction to dotted quavers, and dotted quaver/semiquaver groups.