This pdf download, when assembled, is a great resource for practicing rhythm with your students! It is convenient to pull out during a lesson or group class, and requires less clean-up than flashcards.
Here is what the Rhythm Flipbook looks like inside. The notes and rests can be flipped separately from each other, so you and your students can create a variety of rhythm examples!
When you purchase the Rhythm Flipbook, you will get TWO versions: the original “My Rhythm Flipbook,” and “My Easy Rhythm Flipbook.” The only different is that the easy version has had the sixteenth-note and triplet rhythms removed, for use with beginner students.
If you assemble two Rhythm Flipbooks, you can even put them side-by-side to create longer rhythm examples. Once you have purchased the Rhythm Flipbooks, you are permitted to print as many as desired for you and your students.
There are separate sections for each time signature (4/4, 3/4, and 6/8). The sections are divided with a colored page, so you can easily find the desired time signature.
- “I love the concept of having everything in a flip book format rather than the more traditional flash cards I have used in the past. I have used it with a few different age groups. All of my students were excited when they first saw it and thought it looked like fun! They loved being able to make up their own rhythm with the flip book! They had so much fun clapping out each others rhythms and trying to trick and outdo the other person! The flipbook was easy to use and effective in group lessons as well as private lessons.” – Sarah J.
Instructions for Assembly:
- After purchase, follow the instructions to download and save the file onto your computer’s hard drive.
- The pdf contains a full sheet of detailed instructions for assembling this flipbook, but here is a quick summary: You can print/cut the pages yourself at home, and then bring the stack in to a copy shop for binding (which generally costs around $5 USD). Or, you can get the flipbook both printed and bound at a copy shop (which generally costs around $20 USD) — just bring in the first page of instructions so they can see how it needs to be done. AFTER getting the pages bound, cut vertically between the note values, as shown in the photo in the instructions. Note: I do not recommend laminating the pages because the stack would become too thick to fit in a spiral binding. Printing on cardstock paper will make the flipbook durable enough to last for many years.