Teaching Rhythm: New Strategies and Techniques for Success
Teaching Rhythm: New Strategies and Techniques for Success is a unique, innovative, and comprehensive textbook devoted exclusively to the teaching of rhythm. This book presents traditional, as well as non-traditional, 21st century, outside-the-box concepts, and strategies relative to the teaching of rhythm. Part One: Presents a logical, student-centered, five-step Rhythm Learning Sequence for introducing students to the performance of rhythms, from sound to sight. Part Two: A minutely detailed look at the author's philosophy of The Whole Note System, the theory upon which The Simple Rhythmatician (also by David Newell) is based. Part Three: Discusses counting systems and their effective uses in the classroom. Part Four: Takes a comprehensive look at Compound Meter and the ease with which it can be taught. Part Five: Suggests a unique and creative way to introduce students to Irregular and Mixed Meters.
- Newell, David