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Reading Rhythm and Swing

Right now I have several students who are simultaneously going through RR and Accompaniment Variations. As such, it *seems* like a logical step to start including swing rhythm as a variation when learning to read 8th notes (doubles). However, there is not a single discussion…

Note Disk Alternatives

RR (Reading Rhythm) question: Any suggestions for alternatives to the paper notes disc? Although I am not entirely opposed to arts and crafts, I have seen a number of teaching tools similar to this for gen ed teachers working with fractions (Fraction Circle Manipulatives), but…

Reading Rhythm: Application of S D Q

There is a section in the READING RHYTHM TTM videos where Neil discussed the efficacy of learning SDQ because in more advanced pieces the approach can be applied to the relationships of 8th, 16ths, and 32nds. This makes perfect sense to me but, I am…

Continuing RR projects after starting RN

Once a student has started Reading Notes, should they continue to do rhythm projects every week (transcribing) or do they switch over to Reading Notes projects? It seems like a lot to have a weekly Rhythm project in addition to a weekly Notes project, but…

Webinar Series: 04/19/2018 – Piano – Ask Neil Anything

This webinar is driven by teacher questions. Topics range from the rationale behind some of the curriculum to supporting coaches to the future of Simply Music. Enjoy! Topics include: Intro: Funny Story About Neil (00:05) Helping Parents be ‘Requirement-Based’ (2:06) How Teachers Can Improve Their…

Questions about Reading Rhythm

I am starting Reading Rhythm for the first time, and just want to make sure I understand how the TTM and Reference materials fit together. It appears that the Reference materials and MOR audios begin with Project 8 of the TTM. Is that correct? Do…

Using words to learn rhythms

Does anyone use words for reading rhythm streams instead of buh-buhs? I’ve always used it as a fun variation. But recently I had one student who was a bit stuck at the rhythm-into-fingers phase. And I realized he was stuck because he couldn’t make sense…