Unit H02 – Rhythm

In this unit, students learn about demisemiquavers. Students might not play pieces that include them but they should at least learn about them theoretically and be prepared to play pieces with demisemiquavers in if required.

As students develop their skills they should play pieces that are increasingly more rhythmically complex.


  • Encourage students to write rhythms that include demisemiquavers, to help them understand how they relate to other note values.
  • Get students to compose rhythms, phrases, or full or parts of pieces that include demisemiquavers.
  • Ensure students are taking care to visually identify demisemiquavers in their pieces, as they arise, and are not confusing them with semiquavers.