Reading Music 101
Rhythm Pyramid: The Notes
Notes represent the sounds
Rhythm Pyramid: The Rests
Rests represent the silence
Click the button to the left to practice matching rhythm symbols
to the number of beats they receive!
Click the button to the left to practice counting rhythm patterns!
Click the button to the left to practice hearing a rhythm and then writing what you heard!
- Short and Sweet: Don’t force long sessions! Practice a little before dinner and a little after dinner. Studies show that short bursts of practice can be better than one long session.
- Party Time: Invite a friend over to practice with you (any instrument works).
- Living Room Concert: Set up a stage in your living room and perform for family or friends live!
- Long Distance Concert: Host a call between you and someone who lives far away and let them listen to you practice for them over the phone.
- Betcha: Make it a game! Bet a friend that he/she can perform a certain section 5 times in a row perfectly, then see if they can do it.
- YouTube: Find a YouTube tutorial of your favorite song for their instrument! Most pop songs are actually pretty easy to learn.
- Gift of Music: Record a video concert to send to Ms. Brumbaugh or even your homeroom teacher.
- Paparazzi: Take pictures of practice time for Ms. Brumbaugh to post on the “band hall of fame.”
FREE Games and Apps
Sound Innovations Online
Listen and Learn Lab
Concert Music Play-A-Longs