Primers with exercises to learn Cut Time and Compound Time
2 Primer Sets | 11 Posters
This bundle includes:
From Cut Time - A Primer:
Prepare your young band for Veterans Day or festival marches with this quick and easy but thorough glimpse into Cut Time. Most of the exercises provide a small caret icon to indicate where the rhythm falls in relation to the beat pattern.
With just 8 short melodic exercises using the B-flat scale, you can walk your ensemble through many of the variations of rhythms and rests they will see in marches for young players.
From Six-Eight - A Primer:
Six-Eight often leaves young musicians confused because we often skip crucial steps in explaining it. This primer connects a lot of the dots that typically get ignored. Starting with "Slow Six-Eight," the primer walks students conceptually through the things that make Six-Eight tick.
Take a look at the preview to see how these 12 inter-related exercises introduce common rhythm patterns in compound time in simple melodic contexts in the key of B-flat.
From Hidden Logic of Time Signature Poster Set:
The way to explain any time signature is to read it like a mathematical fraction. Four-Four has four quarter notes. Six-Eight has six eighth notes. It's a very simple principle that helps students explain simple, compound, AND complex meters with the same definition.
I had multiple students tell me that this trick made so much more sense and they wished they had learned it earlier. These posters are to help promote this understanding earlier on, whether in 9th grade or even at the middle school level, so that your student musicians don't wait until senior year to learn the secret.