Supplemental Workbook-Style Method
for Improving Rhythmic Performance and Understanding
Understanding how rhythm’s work, separately and together, is a crucial step in fostering engagement in the learning process....
The rhythms in Rhythm Busters are presented from simple to complex, always building upon prior knowledge.
Rhythm Busters designed approach moves toward rhythmic understanding by utilizing rhythm writing, note patterns, etudes, and song material.
Repetition builds familiarity while reinforcing how rhythms and math go hand in hand....
Each lesson focuses on repeating single pitched rhythms, then progresses to a basic scale and applying the specific rhythm to etudes and song material.
Rhythm Busters encourages the teaching of rhythms through note values and rhythm writing as well as counting rhythms out loud.
Rhythms are learned efficiently when not competing with other musical concepts....
Rhythm Busters uses unison playing. Students can hear everyone on the same pitch which can reinforce competency.
All ranges are within one octave providing less stress in high/low pitches and key signatures are limited to concert Bb, Eb, and F.