RHYTHM IS EASY is a fun game using cards that teach all aspects of rhythm. It makes learning to read, play and write rhythm simple for everyone. This sequential rhythm system is logical with built in reinforcement of rhythm symbols leading to excellent rhythm recognition and performance. These 3 x 5 cards are intended to be purchased by the student and taken home set after set and practiced by the student during the week and brought back to the lessons.
RHYTHM IS EASY begins with individual measures of 4/4 meter grouped in 8 sets and progresses to 3/4 - 5 sets and 2/4 - 7 sets. The next cards are in 6/8 - 8 sets and 3/8 - 3 sets. So easy, you can begin with Set 1 of the 4/4 cards at the very first lesson of an individual student and/or group. The 4/4 cards begin with the easiest rhythm notation and progress to more difficult rhythms by adding one notation symbol at a time.
RHYTHM IS EASY is based on the Kodaly method of reading and writing rhythm. The symbols used on these cards are symbols used in pre-reading skill activities. These symbols are easy to read for even very young children. Moving the eye from left to right is re-enforced through the progression of symbols and cards as in basic reading.
RHYTHM IS EASY cards include easy to follow step by step instructions. The words used are the same or similar to most Kodaly method note name syllables/words. You are encouraged to try these "names" for each type of note, and you are also welcome to use numbers or note names of your choice with these cards.
The most important thing is to have the student do their RHYTHM IS EASY cards with the metronome on an ongoing daily basis. They will be great at rhythm!