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Rhythm Manipulations

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Rhythm Manipulations is the second reproducible rhythm training book in the Rhythm Menagerie series. It is designed to appeal especially to pre-teen and teenage students as it explores secondary rhythm concepts. Watch the video to learn more:

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Rhythm Manipulations

Rhythm Manipulations is the second book in the Reproducible Rhythm Explorations series. Rhythm Manipulations is designed to appeal to more mature students such as pre-teens and teens as it explores more advanced rhythmic concepts. Each unit showcases original contemporary art which visually represents the rhythmic concept in the unit. The older student will enjoy rhythmic activities that are appropriate to their age and interests as well exploring how the artwork and rhythm concept relate.

As with Rhythm Menagerie, the first book in the series, Rhythm Manipulations is designed to take away distractions like note reading so that students can focus on learning new rhythms. This 82 page PDF resource is designed to continue the comprehensive approach to teaching and practicing rhythm and can be used alongside any method. It is designed to be used in private lessons or the classroom and can easily be adapted to group lessons.

What rhythm concepts are covered in Rhythm Manipulations?

  • Cut time
  • Compound meter
  • Triplets
  • Sixteenths
  • Sixteenths expanded
  • Dotted eighths
  • Polyrhythms (2:3 and 3:4)

What about that artwork?

The artwork in Rhythm Manipulations is original artwork created by our artist and depicts aspects of each of the rhythms. You’ll find all kinds of ties into the rhythm in this artwork.

What is a studio license and how can I use this?

This comes with a studio license which permits you to use and print the PDF book for any student you directly teach. So it’s like getting an unlimited supply of this book for a very low price!

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6 reviews for Rhythm Manipulations

  1. W. H.

    I would be tearing my hair out if it wasn’t for Menagerie and Manipulations. They have made my life so much better. After 6 months, two of my rhythmically challenged transfer students are beginning to play rhythms correctly the first time.

    Secondly, all my younger students now count automatically under their breath. It is amazing. No reminders needed; it is just part of their playing. I am amazed! Another girl, who had a serious rhythm issue, just couldn’t feel a steady beat even when walking, has a good internal beat.

  2. Janette Rupert

    Thank you so much for your years of work on “Rhythm Menagerie” and “Rhythm Manipulations”. They have greatly enhanced my studio. The students are really enjoying them. Your creativity is amazing!

  3. Diane Hidy

    I love these! Each set meets a need for fun and rhythm. Seriously. They’re great.

  4. Betsy Breaker

    My intermediate level students don’t like to count out loud but with Rhythm Manipulations, they learn how to count to get it right. Rhythm Manipulations has been a great value and fun for students to use with many positives benefits for my students!

  5. TLW

    Excellent resource and very flexible. Can be used in music classes or group piano or private lessons. This summer I’ll be using them with our drum buckets.

  6. Edna Bloom

    I recently used Rhythm Manipulations for an advanced rhythm class for high school through adult students. It was not only very effective due to the excellent sequencing, but also quite enjoyable. I’ve done plenty of rhythm activities with many groups, and this one has moved to the front of the line…right along with Rhythm Cup Explorations.

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