Rhythm Cars

Many music teachers will tell their students “if you can count it, you can play it”, which is entirely true; however, sometimes students still have difficulty learning to count a rhythm at a fast tempo. Some teachers use different common words like the names of fruits to represent rhythms. One of the teachers I do instrumental coaching for uses car names in his percussion classes to help them learn the rhythms. Maybe these will help your classes.

Quarter – Ford, eight note – Viper, sixteenths – Lamborghini, eighth w/2 sixteenths – Volkswagon, 2 sixteentsh w/eighth – Chevrolet, triplets can be Toyota or Pontiac.

About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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