Do you struggle to read rhythms on saxophone?
Loads of us find it difficult to decipher rhythms, especially if you are pretty new to playing and reading music.
A technique that I’ve found has helped the thousands of students who use Sax School is to associate rhythmic patterns with words. I call these “Rhythm Words”.
What are Rhythm Words?
Most of us find words easier than reading music. We should do – we have been doing “words” longer! A “Rhythm Word” is simply an anchor word that we can use to remember a rhythm. It works because when we say a rhythm word, our words have the same rhythm as the pattern we are linking it to.
And since I’m an Aussie, I like to have some fun using some classic “Australian” words for this!
In this lesson you’ll learn a bunch of Aussie words that will help you recognise and understand common rhythmic groups in music. I hope this helps you (and makes you smile too!)
You’ll have some fun with this one!
Downloads for this lesson:
Worksheet: Rhythm Words
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