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Grade 9-12

Aural Skills: Subdivided Rhythms

by Liza W. | Music

5 Lessons 12:27
  1. 1. Eighth Notes 1:06
  2. 2. Sixteenth Notes 1:30
  3. 3. Triplets 5:10
  4. 4. Repeated Rhythms 4:01
  5. 5. Multiple Choice! 0:40

Grade 9-12


NGSS Standards

About the course

"You can count, but can you subdivide? Learn the math behind music by separating rhythms into smaller units and trying your hand at triplets. Complete your discovery with an interactive Aural Skills Quiz.

Master the basics of aural skills including patterns on the piano, note values, and rhythm."


Count with Subdivisions

Course overview


Eighth Notes

Students will hear examples of this rhythm


Sixteenth Notes

Students will hear examples of this rhythm



Students will hear examples of this rhythm


Repeated Rhythms

Students will hear examples of this rhythm


Multiple Choice!

Students will hear examples of this rhythm

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  • aural skills
  • listening skills
  • music
  • subdivided rhythms
  • triplets

Recommended Materials

A piece of paper (lined, staff, or blank) and a writing utensil


Liza Wu is a classical pianist and organist in Manhattan, performing regularly with NYC musicians, as well as internationally. She has been a long-time affiliate of many music organizations including the R. Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Barnard College of Columbia University, NYU, the School for Strings, Avenues: The World School (NYC), Interlochen Arts Camps, studios of world-renowned vocalists Josephine Mongiardo, Harolyn Blackwell, and Catherine Malfitano, and most recently Gooroo.

(Past affiliations: Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Professional Perf Arts School, Westchester Cons, New York Youth Symph Singers, Columbia Artists' Theatricals, Bronx Opera, Chelsea Opera & Orch, Concerts in Motion, 'Smash' (NBC).

(Cleve Inst of Mus, MM; Oberlin Cons, BM; Interlochen Art

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