Rhythm Cards, Slides & Grids Rhythm Activities BUNDLE

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6th - 9th
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I have used this resource in my 5-8 band. It has been a great addition to our other rhythm work and lessons.

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    This rhythm bundle was designed to help your students be better sight readers and rhythm counters. The 5 levels of rhythm grids, rhythm slides (in single, double and triple version) rhythm flashcards and 7 rhythm game ideas are sure to keep your students engaged while mastering rhythm counting and beat subdivision.

    ✅ For an peek inside the resource, click the green PREVIEW button above. Click on each individual packet to see the rhythms included in each level.

    ✅ If your entire district is interested in using these resources at every campus, please have an administrator or purchaser contact us at BandDirector@BandDirectorsTalkShop.com for up to 50% off district-wide purchases.✅  

    What's included:

    *Note: You can also read detailed info with pictures in the following article on our website: https://banddirectorstalkshop.com/tips-for-teaching-rhythm-in-beginning-band/

    Rhythm Grids- 5 levels

    These grids may be printed for each student. They may count the rhythms from left to right, top to bottom or bottom to top. Mix things up so they never count by rote! The gray lines show the subdivision so students can better understand the base rhythm on the page. These grids are SUPER fun for playing games like "don't break the chain" or "popcorn." Game play instruction are included.

    Single Rhythm Slides- 5 levels

    These slides are perfect for introducing new rhythms to your students. The rhythm slides are broken down into simple, 4 beat rhythms. Timed slides are also included for metronome settings of quarter note = 60 beats/min and quarter note = 90 beats/min for directors that want to play and go. Also included is a shuffled slides version of the single slides to mix things up.

    Double Rhythm Slides/Flashcards- 5 levels

    The double rhythm slides have two 4-beat rhythms per slide. Divide up your class into 2 parts and practice duets! Consider having half the class count and the other half clap or stomp. The double slides include a convenient black and white version for printing large flashcards. Timed slides are also included for metronome settings of quarter note = 60 beats/min and quarter note = 90 beats/min for directors that want to play with automation as they walk around the room.

    Trio Rhythm Slides-5 levels

    The trio slides are fun for a challenge - instead of duets, have a class trio! Divide up your class into 3 parts for a fun rhythm game. Have a contest to see which part can make no mistakes!

    Ideas for Use:

    This is an 8 page PDF that explains in depth how to use the entire contents of this resource. Ideas for simplifying and making things more challenging included too. Instructions for these games are included:

    Don't Break the Chain

    Last Man or Woman Standing


    Am I right?

    King or Queen of the Hill

    Scavenger Hunt

    Music accompaniment for background music

    Some reviews from happy customers:

    ⭐"This is a fantastic resource to practise rhythm patterns in so many different ways. I love that they are in levels and can be used with so many different grades. Thanks for putting together this useful resource."

    ⭐"Great supplemental material to challenge students with counting and reading. "

    ⭐"I love these! I use these for my middle school and high school classes!"

    ⭐"This is so awesome! Can't wait to use with my beginner class and level 1 is perfect for back to school. I can see myself using all the levels throughout the year with advanced band too. The variety of slides are awesome and love the grids, too. Thanks!"

    ⭐"I've been using these as a part of our daily warm up! The kids dig it."


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    This product is intended for personal classroom/band hall use only. Buyer does not have rights to share or distribute. The clip art in this document is copyrighted and may not be copied, removed or altered. Additional licenses will always be 50% off (purchase them in the TpT store). If you like this product and want to share it, please purchase the additional license, or purchase an additional license and split the cost of the total with a friend!

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