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February 9th, 2012 | Posted by Annette in Music | Perspectives

For those who are new to this site, the music stu­dio tab is where I post music edu­ca­tion mate­ri­als. Believe it or not, it takes me a lot more effort to write these work­sheets than it does for my stu­dents to com­plete them. So you might won­der why I spend all that time cre­at­ing them — as you can see I have posted a lot! The answer is sim­ple. Although there are many fab­u­lous music method books cur­rently avail­able, most do not offer suf­fi­cient prac­tice, espe­cially with regards to rhythm. It’s a gripe a lot of teach­ers have. Don’t ask me why there are so few method books address­ing this issue. It cer­tainly doesn’t change the need. Rhyth­mic pro­fi­ciency is one of the great­est obsta­cles in a student’s abil­ity to sightread, and ulti­mate goal of inde­pen­dence. So I’ve done my part, small as it may seem. Print and prac­tice. That’s all there is to it.

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