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Originally published by J. Weston Walch

Cover art by Donna Hickman

Š1982, 1999, 2012 Clark Chaffee


Rhythm Workshop Preparation for Duet 1A 1. a. What is the time signature? _____ b. How many beats are in each bar? _____ c. What kind of note gets one beat? _____ You may draw the note or write the note value name. Please use correct spelling.

2. What is the fastest note value in this duet? _____ 3. What will be the counting for each bar? ________________________________________ 4. Draw the following notes and rests: 1 Beat

2 Beats

Note = Rest = 5. Write the "attack count" below each note and rest: The "attack count" is the counting syllable that you will be saying as the note or rest begins.

2 4

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6. Fill in the bar lines for the following rhythms: 2 4

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7. Create 8 bars of rhythms. Use each of the following: 2 4

Œ œ

˙

œ

˙

Ó

Œ Œ Œ œ œ Œ ˙

Œ

Ó

_____________________________________________________________________ See the "Recommended Practice Procedure" for a good system to use in preparing this duet. The most effective way to practice is with a metronome. The fastest path to "fast and perfect" is to start with "slow and perfect," then speed up and retain accuracy at each step. Try starting this duet at about 60 beats per minute and work it up to at least 120.

Teacher Feedback: _____ Excellent work. No corrections are needed on this page. Congratulations! _____ Please correct your answers to questions: __________________________ _____ Please answer questions: _______________________________________ © 2013 Clark Chaffee


Rhythm Workshop Duet 1A Player 1

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Player 2

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Rhythm Workshop Preparation for Duet 1B 1. a. What is the time signature? _____ b. How many beats are in each bar? _____ c. What kind of note gets one beat? _____ You may draw the note or write the note value name. Please use correct spelling.

2. What is the fastest note value in this duet? _____ 3. What will be the counting for each bar? ________________________________________ 4. Draw the following notes and rests: 1 Beat

2 Beats

4 Beats

Note = Rest = 5. Write the "attack count" below each note and rest: The "attack count" is the counting syllable that you will be saying as the note or rest begins.

4 4

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6. Fill in the bar lines for the following rhythms: 4 4

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7. Create 8 bars of rhythms. Use each of the following:

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4 4 _____________________________________________________________________ See the "Recommended Practice Procedure" for a good system to use in preparing this duet. The most effective way to practice is with a metronome. The fastest path to "fast and perfect" is to start with "slow and perfect," then speed up and retain accuracy at each step. Try starting this duet at about 60 beats per minute and work it up to at least 120.

Teacher Feedback: _____ Excellent work. No corrections are needed on this page. Congratulations! _____ Please correct your answers to questions: __________________________ _____ Please answer questions: _______________________________________ © 2013 Clark Chaffee


Rhythm Workshop Duet 1B

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Rhythm Workshop Preparation for Duet 1C 1. a. What is the time signature? _____ b. How many beats are in each bar? _____ c. What kind of note gets one beat? _____ You may draw the note or write the note value name. Please use correct spelling.

2. What is the fastest note value in this duet? _____ 3. What will be the counting for each bar? ________________________________________ 4. Draw the following notes and rests: 1 Beat

2 Beats

3 Beats

Note = Rest = 5. Write the "attack count" below each note and rest:

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The "attack count" is the counting syllable that you will be saying as the note or rest begins.

3 4

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* When pick up notes occur, the last bar of the piece often completes the partial bar at the beginning.

6. Fill in the bar lines for the following rhythms: 3 4

œ œ œ ˙ œ Œ œ Œ Ó œ ˙.

œ Œ œ œ Ó œ œ Œ œ œ œ œ ˙

7. Create 8 bars of rhythms. Use each of the following: 3 4

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_____________________________________________________________________ See the "Recommended Practice Procedure" for a good system to use in preparing this duet. The most effective way to practice is with a metronome. The fastest path to "fast and perfect" is to start with "slow and perfect," then speed up and retain accuracy at each step. Try starting this duet at about 60 beats per minute and work it up to at least 120.

Teacher Feedback: _____ Excellent work. No corrections are needed on this page. Congratulations! _____ Please correct your answers to questions: __________________________ _____ Please answer questions: _______________________________________ © 2013 Clark Chaffee


Rhythm Workshop Duet 1C

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Rhythm Workshop Preparation for Duet 1D 1. a. What is the time signature? _____ b. How many beats are in each bar? _____ c. What kind of note gets one beat? _____ You may draw the note or write the note value name. Please use correct spelling.

2. What is the fastest note value in this duet? _____ 3. What will be the counting for each bar? ________________________________________ 4. Draw the following notes and rests: 1 Beat

2 Beats

3 Beats

4 Beats

Note = Rest = 5. Write the "attack count" below each note and rest:

jjjj j j j j œ œ œ œ œ ‰ ‰ œ œ. œ ‰ œ œ ‰ œ.

j ‰œœ ˙

The "attack count" is the counting syllable that you will be saying as the note or rest begins.

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4 8 ______________________________________________________________________ See the "Recommended Practice Procedure" for a good system to use in preparing this duet. The most effective way to practice is with a metronome. The fastest path to "fast and perfect" is to start with "slow and perfect," then speed up and retain accuracy at each step. Try starting this duet at about 60 beats per minute and work it up to at least 120.

Teacher Feedback: _____ Excellent work. No corrections are needed on this page. Congratulations! _____ Please correct your answers to questions: __________________________ _____ Please answer questions: _______________________________________ © 2013 Clark Chaffee


Rhythm Workshop Duet 1D

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Rhythm Workshop Preparation for Duet 1E 1. a. What is the time signature? _____ b. How many beats are in each bar? _____ c. What kind of note gets one beat? _____ You may draw the note or write the note value name. Please use correct spelling.

2. What is the fastest note value in this duet? _____ 3. What will be the counting for each bar? ________________________________________ 4. Draw the following notes and rests: 1 Beat

2 Beats

3 Beats

Note = Rest = 5. Write the "attack count" below each note and rest:

˙ ˙ ˙ w.

The "attack count" is the counting syllable that you will be saying as the note or rest begins.

3 2

˙ Ó ˙ !.

Ó Ó ˙ ˙ w

6. Fill in the bar lines for the following rhythms: 3 2

˙ ˙ ˙ w ˙ w. Ó ˙ Ó w Ó ! ˙ !.

7. Create 8 bars of rhythms. Use each of the following: 3 2

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_____________________________________________________________________ See the "Recommended Practice Procedure" for a good system to use in preparing this duet. The most effective way to practice is with a metronome. The fastest path to "fast and perfect" is to start with "slow and perfect," then speed up and retain accuracy at each step. Try starting this duet at about 60 beats per minute and work it up to at least 120.

Teacher Feedback: _____ Excellent work. No corrections are needed on this page. Congratulations! _____ Please correct your answers to questions: __________________________ _____ Please answer questions: _______________________________________ © 2013 Clark Chaffee


Rhythm Workshop Duet 1E

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Rhythm Workshop Preparation for Duet 1F 1. a. What are the time signatures?

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b. How many beats are in each bar? _____ c. What kind of note gets one beat?

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4 8_____

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You may draw the note or write the note value name. Please use correct spelling.

4 2. What is the fastest note value in this duet in 2 ? _____ 3. What will be the counting for each bar? _______________________________________ 4. Memorize the following:

h = q This sometimes appears over a bar line. The specific note values can change. In this case, it means that the half note in the old time signature will be the same value (the same number of beats) as the quarter note in the new time signature.

5. Write the "attack count" below each note and rest:

j j j j œ œ œ œ 42 ˙ w ˙

j j Œ œœ ‰œ‰œ

The "attack count" is the counting syllable that you will be saying as the note or rest begins.

4 4

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4 4

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6. Fill in the bar lines for the following rhythms: 4 2

˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ w w w ˙ ˙ ˙ w ˙ ˙ ˙ w ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ Ó w ˙

7. Create 8 bars of rhythms. Write at least two bars in each of these time signatures: Be sure to mark your time signature changes! 4 4 4 4 _____________________________________________________________________ 2 8 See the "Recommended Practice Procedure" for a good system to use in preparing this duet. The most effective way to practice is with a metronome. The fastest path to "fast and perfect" is to start with "slow and perfect," then speed up and retain accuracy at each step. Try starting this duet at about 60 beats per minute and work it up to at least 120.

Teacher Feedback: _____ Excellent work. No corrections are needed on this page. Congratulations! _____ Please correct your answers to questions: __________________________ _____ Please answer questions: _______________________________________ © 2013 Clark Chaffee


Rhythm Workshop Duet 1F

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Rhythm Workshop by Clark Chaffee level 1