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Everyone's a Musician: Rhythm

by Brooke T. | Music

6 Lessons 10:59
  1. 1. Weekly Learning Plan Trailer 0:32
  2. 2. Rules of Rhythm 1:34
  3. 3. Note Value 1:39
  4. 4. Writing Rhythms 2:27
  5. 5. Hearing Rhythms 2:39
  6. 6. Find Rhythm 2:08





NGSS Standards

About the course

Learn the rules of rhythm in music, from note values on the page to hearing, writing, and finding rhythm in everyday words. By the end, you'll be able to write common note values, know how many beats each value holds, recognize rhythm in language, and understand the additive and subtractive nature of rhythm.

Can you count like a metronome? Or pitch a note like a bird? With this week's topic, you'll discover that Everyone's a Musician.


Counting Rhythms

Course overview


Weekly Learning Plan Trailer


Rules of Rhythm

Students will learn rules of rhythm by comparing music to math.


Note Value

Students will learn note values by understanding beats.


Writing Rhythms

Students will learn how to write rhythms by attaching a visual to the names introduced in the previous section.


Hearing Rhythms

Students will learn how to hear rhythms by counting rhythms together.


Find Rhythm

Students will learn how to find rhythm by looking at different words and the natural rhythm of speech.

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  • Music
  • Music Theory
  • Percussion
  • Reading Music
  • Rythm

Recommended Materials

  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • Surface to "play" on


Brooke Trumm is a composer, percussionist, and teaching artist in New York, NY. She has her Bachelor’s in Music Composition from the University of Idaho, and her Master's in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University. Recently, she wrote songs for Rattlestick Playwright Theatre's "Village Song," and Lincoln Center's "Broadway's Future Songbook" series. Brooke has been an active percussionist for 16 years, recently performing at Bowery Electric, Arlene’s Grocery, and Feinstein’s/54 Below. Brooke has a fondness for teaching music theory, she has taught at The School for Strings in Manhattan for the last year and a half, and many years prior in Oregon and Idaho. She is excited to bring that passion for music theory and general music to learners through the Music Club.

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