This week in teaching, I’ve been fixated on making sure my students get plenty of rhythm practice.  I have a number of students who are just starting to see eighth notes in their music, so I created a set of drills to use with them.  The drills are in either 4/4 or 3/4 time and include the following types of notes and rests:

  • whole notes
  • half notes
  • dotted half notes
  • quarter notes
  • 8th notes
  • quarter rests
  • half rests
  • whole rests
  • simple syncopation (not a note or rest, I know, but wanted to alert you to its inclusion).

I created this file through a combo of Finale and Microsoft Word.  As always, you can download the pdf version through the For Teacher’s tab on my website.  Hope you and your students enjoy!

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Have a great weekend!

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