Rhythm Lessons

Rhythm Lessons

From Sweet Beets, to Kodaly, to Snow Day and beyond, this playlist is packed with rhythm specific lessons from all the Prodigies Series!

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Rhythm Lessons
  • Rhythm Tree Introduction (Rhythm Tree)

  • Whole and Half Notes (Kodaly Lesson #1 -- Rhythm Tree)

  • Quarter and Eighth Notes (Kodaly Lesson #3 -- Rhythm Tree)

  • Half and Quarter Notes (Kodaly Lesson #2 -- Rhythm Tree)

  • Pizza Rhythms (Lesson Part II-Fractions -- Primary 1.6.2)

    In this Prodigies Music lesson, Mr. Rob reviews fractions. In order to really understand beats and measures, students need to understand fractions.

    Before moving on to the song for this section, make sure students review fractions, so that they understand the underlying concepts of the song.
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  • Za Time (Song -- Primary 1.6.3)

    Like Sweet Beets, in this Prodigies original, students use food to represent musical notes. Mr. Rob breaks up pizza--like fractions--in order to teach the relationship between whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes & sixteenth notes.

    Be sure to review lessons 1.6.1 & 1.6.2 before...

  • Pizza Rhythms (Lesson Part I -- Primary 1.6.1)

    In this Prodigies Music Lesson, Mr. Rob explains how to read circle rhythms using pizza!!

    The pizza terms, "Zaaaa", "Zaa", "Za", "Zi-Zi" & "Ziga-Ziga" to represent whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes.

    Please find corresponding workbook pages available i...

  • Rhythmic Dictation #1 (Assessment -- Primary 1.9.2)

    In this video, Mr. Rob helps students assess their understanding of rhythms and rhythmic dictation.

    Students should listen to each measure of rhythms completely, and then record their dictation. Direct students to the note bank on the screen as students write their dictations.

    Mr. Rob will...

  • Snow Day (Preschool 6.R)

    In this Snow Day themed rhythm episode, students learn about various rhythms!! All you need is a drum, your hands or a table to tap on to follow along.

    In this lesson, students review:

    -Quarter Notes, represented by "ice"
    -Eighth Notes, represented by "snowman"
    -Sixteenth Notes, represen...

  • Sweet Beets #1 -- Beet & Shh (Preschool 1.R)

    In this Preschool Prodigies episode, we have our first rhythm lessons with Sweet Beets. We practice playing rhythms with ‘Beet’ and ‘Shh,’ in a similar fashion to the way we played ‘C’ and ‘Shh’ in 1.3. Sweet Beets is a catchy song for teaching rhythm, and a great way to get some instrument free ...

  • Sweet Beets #2 -- Beet & Cherry (Preschool 2.R)

    In this episode, we play round two of the original rhythm tune Sweet Beats with Mr. Rob. Rhythm lessons help supplement our note learning so this is a great song to repeat to really improve your rhythm reading!

    In Sweet Beets II, we …

    -Play simple 4 note patterns in a call and response fash...

  • Sweet Beets #3 -- Beet & Cherry Harder (Preschool 3.R)

    In this episode, we play round three of the original rhythm tune Sweet Beats with Mr. Rob. Rhythm lessons help supplement our note learning so this is a great song to repeat to really improve your rhythm reading!

    In Sweet Beets III, we …

    -Play simple 4 note patterns in a call and response f...

  • Sweet Beets #5 -- Avocado & 16th Notes (Preschool 5.R)

    In this episode, we play round five of the original rhythm tune Sweet Beats with Mr. Rob. Rhythm lessons help supplement our note learning so this is a great song to repeat to really improve your rhythm reading!

    In Sweet Beets V, we …

    -Play simple 4 note patterns in a call and response fash...

  • Sweet Beets #6 -- Beet, Cherry, Avocado, Shh (Preschool 7.R)

    This is one of our original Sweet Beets rhythm lessons!

    While we've already introduced the "avocado" sixteenth note, we haven't added the challenge of the playing a rest in our rhythm practice.

    Mr. Rob uses a conga in this episode, but you can use any kind of drum! If you don't have a drum,...

  • Sweet Beets #7 -- Note Knacks (Preschool 8.R)

    This is one of our original Sweet Beets rhythm lessons!

    Mr. Rob uses Note Knacks in this episode to teach rhythm without using fruits and vegetable names. If you have Note Knacks, set them up and use them to count out the rhythms with Mr. Rob in this lesson.

    Since we're using Kodaly terms ...

  • Sweet Beets Review (Song -- Primary 1.3.2)

    In Primary Prodigies, we've got Sweet Beets, too!!

    In this rendition of Sweet Beets, we add a whole note represented by "watermelon". Practice rolling as you tap the whole note. This indicates that even though watermelon is 4 syllables, it represents just one long note.

    Please find correspo...