# View Know Your Rhythms Book Sample ```Know Your
Rhythms
Reproducible teaching worksheets, assessments, ear training
students learn note values and time signatures.
This publication includes instructional PowerPoints.
Veronica Harper
Themes &amp; Variations
Index of Reproducibles
Quarter Notes and Rests................. 3 - 7
Pairs of Eighth Notes..................... 8
Rhythm Assessments...................... 9, 10, 18, 24, 37, 39
Notation Practice........................... 12, 20, 21
Tied Notes.................................... 14, 19
Half Notes and Rests...................... 15
Whole Notes and Rests................... 22
Sixteenth Notes............................. 31
Uneven Rhythms...........................
38
Eighth Notes and Rests.................. 41
Time Signatures...........................
45
Dotted Notes................................
51
53 - 55
Rhythm Erase Activities................
55
Powerpoint Index.........................
56
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Practice Makes Perfect!
PPT 1
Name: ______________________ Class: _____________
If you listen to a piece of music, you will discover that some beats feel
stronger than others. Musicians say that these are accented beats.
A bar line comes before an accented beat dividing music into units called
measures or bars. A measure is the distance between two bar lines.
Draw quarter notes or rests so there
is one beat in each box. The first
example has been done for you.
2
1
3
4
q
Q
Complete the measures using quarter notes and rests.
3
Every measure in 4 time has three beats.
q
3
4
1
A
S
1 1
2
4
q
1
L
P
3
E
M
2
3
1
2
3
1
2
3
1
2
3
q Qq
2
Complete the measures using quarter notes and rests.
2
Every measure in 4 time has two beats.
Q
2
4
1
q
2
Q
1
2
1
2
1
2
Rhythm Assessment 2
PPT 2
Name: ______________________ Class: _____________
Instructions: Listen to the rhythm that your teacher claps. Circle the rhythm clapped.
A
B
C
1.
q qr Q q
qr q qr q
q Q qr q
2.
qr Q qr Q
qr q qr qr
3.
q qr q q
4.
5.
M
L
P
E
qr q Q qr
qr Q Q q
q Q q Q
qr q qr q
q qr Q q
q Q qr Q
q Q q Q
q qr q q
qr q qr q
A
S
Rhythm Spell 1
PPT 2
Name: ______________________ Class: _____________
Instructions: Each rhythm pattern is given a letter. Build words by putting the letter of
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the rhythm clapped in the blank. All of the rhythms are in 4 time.
L.
Y.
S.
qr q Q qr
q Q Q q
q Q q q
W.
E.
q q q q
K.
L
P
qr qr qr q
H.
M.
A
S
I.
M
q qr Q q
q qr q qr
E
q q Q q
q q qr q
Spell the Phrase.
A __ __ __
A __ __
__
1
2
3
4
5
6
C __ __ __
C __
__
7
8
9
10
T __ __
__
11
12
13
T __ __ __
__
14
15
16
G __
N __
A __
T __
U __
R __ .
__ __ __
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Spell the Words.
T __ __
__ __
1
2
3
4
T __
__ __ __
5
6
7
8
T __ __
C __
__ __
9
10
11
12
13
__ __ __
14
15
16
17
18
Connect the Dots 1
PPT 2
Name: ______________________ Class: _____________
Part A: Begin on the point marked start. Listen to the rhythm that your teacher claps and
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draw a straight line to that point. All rhythms are in 4 time.
q qr Q q
qr qr q Q
A
S
M
L
P
qr q qr q
E
q q Q q
q q q q
q Q q Q
Part B: Can you clap the rhythms in “Starlight”?
qr qr qr q
START
Pizza Pizza!
PPT 4
Name: ______________________ Class: _____________
To do: Another way to think about note values is by using fractions. Read the
story and then answer the questions below.
I love pizza! I could eat it for breakfast,
lunch and supper! I have a WHOLE pizza.
w
WHOLE
h
h
HALF
L
P
If we share it with two more friends we will each receive
one quarter ( 41 ) of the pizza.
e
e
A
S
e e
e e
e
e
E
I want to share my pizza with Carter. We will each get one
1
half ( 2 ) of the pizza.
M
q
q
q
q
QUARTER
We could also cut the delicious pizza into eight pieces so
each slice is one eighth ( 81 ) of the pizza.
EIGHTH
But why would I do that...........................when I could eat it all by myself!!!
Part A: Draw one note on every slice of pizza to correctly complete the pizzas. The notes
that may be used are: Half notes ( h ), quarter notes ( q ) and eighth notes ( e ). Use
every note at least once.
e
h
q
Sixteenth Note Mystery Message
PPT 5
Name: ______________________ Class: _____________
Q
q.
W
qttt
qr
h
Q
h
qr
q
q
qttt
w
L
P
q
w
h.
q.
A
S
W
q.
Q
E
qr
q
w
h.
h
M
w
h
h.
q.
To do: Color the squares according to the instructions below.
- Quarter notes green
- Half rests pink
- Half notes orange
- Whole notes yellow
- Pairs of eighth notes blue
- Dotted notes purple
- Sixteenth notes brown
- All blank squares purple
- Quarter rests red
Riddle: Use the completed puzzle to answer this riddle.
~ What joins two notes together that are of the same pitch? ___________
Q
PPT 5
Note Value Tic-Tac-Toe
Name: ______________________ Class: _____________
Instructions: Find a partner. One of you will be the “X” and the other the “O”. Take turns clapping a
rhythm. If you correctly clap the rhythm you can draw an “X” or “O” on the space. The first student to
get three of their symbols in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally is the winner. All of the
rhythms are in
time. Good luck!
GAME 1
4
4
qttt qr qr q
qr qttt q q
qttt qr q q
qttt q qr q
q q qttt q
qttt q Q qr
q q Q qr
q Q q q
GAME 2
A
S
M
L
P
E
qttt q qttt q
qttt q Q qr
qttt qr q q
qttt qr qr q
qttt q qttt q
q q Q qr
q Q q q
qr qttt q q
q q qttt q
qttt q qr q
Practice Counting Sixteenth Notes
PPT 5
Name: ______________________ Class: _____________
Part A: Add the note and rest values. Write the note or rest value on the lines underneath.
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All examples are in 4 time.
__
1
1
__
3.
W
__
+
qttt
1
__
qttt
__
q
+
__
+
q
3
= ___
1
__
+
qttt
+
qr
+
h
__
5
5
h qr
q
+
4.
+
= ___
9 5
__ __
5.
6.
q
__
+
__
__
+
__
-
qttt
1
= ___
A
S
2. w -
3.
qttt
qttt
Q
-
3
= ___
= ___
M
h
+
__
qttt
+
__
__
+
5
= ___
E
qttt
__
q
+
+
__
qr
7
= ___
qr
6
= ___
__
__
4 time.
4
4.
W
-
qr
5.
q
-
qttt
6.
h
-
qr
h
+
h
__
L
P
qttt
Part B: Subtract the note and rest values. All examples are in
1.
+
__
qr
qttt
2
= ___
qttt
+
qr
__
1
h
2.
qttt
qr
1.
= ___
= ___
= ___
Part C: Balance the scales. Draw the correct note or rest which is equal to the value of the
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left side. All examples are in 4 time. The first example has been done for you.
4.
Q
=
5.
H
=
=
6.
W
=
1.
qttt
2.
qr
3.
q
=
q
=
Note Value Pizzas
PPT 6
Name: ______________________ Class: _____________
Part A: Draw one note on every slice of pizza to correctly complete the pizzas. The notes
that may be used are: Half notes ( h ), quarter notes ( q ) and eighth notes ( e ). Use
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every note at least once. The note values are in 4 time.
e
q
h
A
S
M
q
L
P
E
Time Signatures
PPT 7
Name: ______________________ Class: _____________
The time signature is found at the beginning of a piece of music. There are two numbers with
one of the numbers placed above the other.
What do these numbers mean?
The number on the top tells us how many beats are in each measure
of music.
The number on the bottom tells us what kind of note gets a single beat.
4
4
4
4
= Four beats in each measure.
= A quarter note receives one beat.
3
2
2
4
= Two beats in each measure.
= A quarter note receives one beat.
6
8
3
4
2
4
E
= Three beats in each measure.
= A half note receives one beat.
L
P
= Six beats in each measure.
= An eighth note receives one beat.
6
8
3
2
Part A: Write how many beats are in each measure for the different time signatures.
1.
___
2.
___
A
S
___
M
3.
4.
___
5.
___
Part B: Fill in the top numbers in these time signatures.
1.
8
e e e
2.
4 q q q q
3.
2 h
h
h
4.
4 q q q
Part C: For each time signature, write the name of the note that gets one beat. Draw the
note in the box. The first example has been done for you.
1.
2.
3.
4.
6
8
4
4
3
2
2
4
eighth
A(n) _____________