ROCKIN RHYTHM RAPS – A Sequential Approach to Rhythm Reading (Book)
Here’s a fun collection that makes rhythm reading a snap, tap and a clap! This motivational classroom resource consists of over 60 rhythm drills and song rhythms, beginning with the simplest patterns and progressing sequentially to more complex patterns. Included are 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 patterns with quarter, eighth, half and whole notes/rests. Syncopated rhythms, tied notes, sixteenth notes and dotted rhythms are also included for extra challenge in building skills. The rhythm drills in the Book/Cassette or Book/CD Pak are reproducible for classroom use, so your students can keep them in their folders for daily use or you can make posters or overhead transparencies for whole-group practice. The book comes complete with teaching ideas, extension suggestions and assessment strategies. Or for long-lasting value, there is a Student Edition 5-Pak that can become part of your music library. Best of all, each exercise has its own contemporary backup track on the Cassette or CD. These professionally-produced tracks are orchestrated in a variety of contemporary styles and will make a terrific motivator for general music classes, choirs, or instrumental groups.