A BAGful of Rhythms

90 rhythms for any treble clef instrument, tuned and untuned percussion instruments.

This bundle combines Plan B, Plan A and Plan G into one resource.

This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests.

The set includes: Teacher Notes; Ten variations for unison or solo playing; Twenty variations written as duets; Parts for: Treble Clef 1 and Treble Clef 2 for each of the notes B, A and G.
Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments.

The rhythms may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the compatibility of time signatures and the beginnings of chord structure and harmony.

I have made some suggestions of how to use these rhythms creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways.

These rhythmic variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. (2013).


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Created: Dec 27, 2019

Updated: Jan 7, 2020

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