rhythm workshop 1A sample
RW Prep pages follow one format
Rhythm Workshop by Clark Chaffee is a workbook with 24 rhythm duets. Each duet has a preparation page. All of the preparation pages follow the same format as shown here for duet 1A (top of the page). By working through this preparation format 24 times, students learn important skills and processes that help them with all future rhythm reading.
Rhythm Workshop bottom of 1A prep page
Rhythm Workshop (by Clark Chaffee) preparation pages conclude with filling in missing bar lines and creating 8 measures of original rhythm patterns similar to those for that duet. At the bottom of the page (as well as on the cover for the cover for each of the 4 packets) are lines for clear teacher feedback.
Rhythm Workshop - top of duet 1A
Rhythm Workshop (by Clark Chaffee) is made up of 24 rhythm duets, each with a written preparation page. The duets are arranged into four packets of six duets per pack. Level 1 does not subdivide the beat. Level 2 divides the beat into 2 parts. In level 3 the dotted quarter gets the beat and all duets divide the beat into three parts. Level 4 divides the beat into 4 parts. Levels 1, 2, and 4 have time signatures with 2, 3, or 4 beats per bar. Within each pack there are duets with quarter, eighth, and half notes getting one beat.
When finished with the series, students have mastered most of the rhythms that they will every see in performance repertoire and several ways to write each of those rhythms.