Understanding Duration Bundle- Note lengths,their names and using them to create interesting rhythms

A bundle of 14 worksheets focusing on the development of knowledge of note lengths and rhythm. These worksheets can be used progressively, from resources to support the learning of duration, to resources which test knowledge of duration. There are also worksheets which support students in building more interesting rhythms.
These worksheets can be used in the classroom as part of an activity. They can be colour coded to represent different abilities, and they can be laminated and re-used as starter or plenary activities. The can also be used as home work activities.
They are useful for KS3 to learn to read and write duration and for GCSE to revise from and to further stretch their knowledge of using simple and compound time to create more interesting and complex rhythmic ideas.

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  • KS3-DURATION-basic-rhythm-creator.docx
  • KS3-DURATION-advanced-rhythm-creator.docx
  • DURATION-rhythm-creator.docx
  • DURATION-rhythm-creator-compound-time.docx
  • duration-number-of-beats-fill-in.rtf
  • duration-note-lengths-and-number-of-beats-fill-in.rtf
  • duration-note-length-symbols-fill-in.rtf
  • duration-listening-mat.rtf
  • duration-keywords-fill-in.rtf
  • duration-and-metre-time-signatures.rtf
  • duration-and-metre-time-signatures-mix-up-match-up.rtf
  • duration-and-metre-time-signatures-meanings-fill-in.rtf
  • duration-and-metre-time-signatures-keyword-fill-in.rtf

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Created: Apr 23, 2018

Updated: Sep 17, 2019


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