Rhythm Video Lessons

These videos show you how to figure out the different rhythms that we learn in 4th grade band!

If you feel confused about how to count/clap/tap certain rhythms or how to play those rhythms, this can help!

Rhythm Basics.mov

Rhythm Basics

This is information that you need to understand the basic rhythms that we learn in September.

Quarter Notes and Rests.mov

Quarter Notes and Rests

We learn how to count quarter notes and rests in September and we use them all year long.

Half Notes and Rests.mov

Half Notes and Rests

We learn how to count half notes and rests in September and October and we use them all year long.

Whole Notes and Rests.mov

Whole Notes and Rests

We learn how to count whole notes and rests in September and October and we use them all year long.

Eighth Notes.mov

Eighth Notes

We learn how to count whole notes and rests in October, November, and December and we use them all year long.


Clapping Eighth Notes.mov

Clapping Eighth Notes

It's important to wait until you are secure with counting and tapping eighth notes before adding clapping to the mix.

Dotted Quarter and Eighth lesson.mov

Dotted Quarters and Eighth Notes

We learn how to count dotted quarters and eighths notes in March and April and use them for the rest of the year.

Counting with Subdivisions.mov

Counting with Subdivisions

Counting with Subdivisions is a more advanced skill. Some 4th graders will learn this during the last few months of school. This really helps with more complicated rhythms.