This colorful Rhythm Tree poster is great for teaching students the subdivisions of rhythms. It includes both beamed and flagged versions of 8th and 16th notes.
Unlike most other rhythm trees, each note lines up as it would in real music so that students can utilize their mathematic and visual intelligences to fully comprehend the breakdown of a 4/4 measure and how it relates to fractions.
Color-coded lines makes it easy to guide with questions so students can discover answers themselves. Example: "Does that note look like it belongs on the orange line or the red line?" Students give answer. "And what do musicians call that type of note?" Students recall the note's proper name.
If your students are ready to learn about 3 pulses in a single beat, the bottom this poster re-introduces quarter notes and compares them to triplets . [This is easy to simply trim from the bottom and add later if you want to stick to duple meter for now.]
High quality PDF file makes it easy to print on your school's poster-printer or at your local print shop. It works just as well to print on 8.5"x11" for each student to keep as a personal reference sheet.
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Music Is Math – Rhythm Tree Poster (digital)
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-ReNae D., Walla Walla, Washington, USA
"I am doing music math problems with my students. This chart will help them see the relationships between the note values."
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