Video Lesson: rhythm challenge

Check out the new Monteagle Music rhythm challenge video lesson:


First, review your knowledge of rhythmic syllables.

Ta=1 beat

Ti= 1/2 beat

Ti-ka= Two 1/2 beats or 1 beat

Using 4 beats per bar and these syllables, you can make up rhythm patterns. Join me in composing some rhythm patterns. Try playing them on an instrument of your choice.

If you don’t have an instrument at home, use a toy or a house hold item (with an adults’ permission). Can you make up your own rhythm pattern?

Send recordings of your rhythm patterns to: