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|This lesson is part of the Fundamentals of Twelve-Tone Equal Temperament category.|
- Students will be able to play a short notated rhythm.
- Students will be familiar with rhythmic symbols including: note shapes, rests, dots, ties.
- Students will be proficient with basic rhythmic notation values (including explore to British equivalents).
- Students will be familiar with tuplets.
- T. Rush. "Rhythmic Notation." (Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People).
- "Rhythms in Notation." (Music Crash Courses).
- R. Hutchinson. "Durational Symbols." (Music Theory for the 21st Century Classroom).
- R. Hutchinson. "Dots and Ties." (Music Theory for the 21st Century Classroom).
- R. Hutchinson. "Tuplets." (Music Theory for the 21st Century Classroom).
- MusicTheory.Net lessons on note durations, rest durations, and dots & ties.
- Contains British terms: Teoria.net lessons on note values, dotted notes/ties, rests, notes shorter than a beat, eights and sixteenths and rests, triplets
- Discussion of the symbology of rhythm in staff notation (including a short history)
- Construction and performance of written rhythms
- Rhythmic transcription of short excerpts of music from different genres and time periods
- Beaming and substitution exercises
- Rhythmic cell game where students repeat, imitation, embellish given rhythmic cells.
- Matching recorded examples to written rhythms
- Short rhythmic transcription
- Duration/rest substitution exercises
- Teoria.com: Rhythmic Reading Drill
- G. Biringer. "Pitch and Rhythmic Notation." (Worksheets for Music Theory Fundamentals).