Teaching Rhythm: New Strategies and Techniques for Success is a unique, innovative, and comprehensive textbook devoted exclusively to the teaching of rhythm. This book presents traditional, as well as non-traditional, 21st century, outside-the-box concepts, and strategies relative to the teaching of rhythm.
Part One: Presents a logical, student-centered, five-step Rhythm Learning Sequence for introducing students to the performance of rhythms, from sound to sight.
Part Two: A minutely detailed look at the author's philosophy of The Whole Note System, the theory upon which The Simple Rhythmatician (also by David Newell) is based.
Part Three: Discusses counting systems and their effective uses in the classroom.
Part Four: Takes a comprehensive look at Compound Meter and the ease with which it can be taught.
Part Five: Suggests a unique and creative way to introduce students to Irregular and Mixed Meters.
All music teachers -- whether band, orchestra, or choir directors; classroom music teachers; or private studio teachers -- must deal with the problems inherent in getting students to first perform and then to understand rhythms. Those who are the most efficient will have the most time to spend on things musical. Rhythmic independence is one of the most important skills for students to master. Rhythmic independence is the gateway to making music, and Teaching Rhythm: New Strategies and Techniques for Success will be an invaluable resource for all music educators!
- Edition Number: W54
- ISBN 10 digit: 08497-77542
- ISBN 13 digit: 978-08497-77547
- Composer: David Newell