One Hundred One Rhythmic Rest Patterns
In Unison for Band by Grover C. Yaus
Published by Belwin Mills
Designed expressly for teaching DIVISION of MEASURE, TEMPOS, and RHYTHMS based on REST PATTERNS.
Division of measure includes counting rest values as well as note values. A mistake in counting note values while playing is heard and corrected by the nistructor, but counting rest values is a SILENT business and difficult at times for the instructor to detect just where the mistake was made or who made the mistake.
These 101 short studies built in rest patterns in unison for band or class instruction will help solve that problem because the unison feature will enable the instructor and the whole ensemble to count aloud (“1-2-3-4-1-2-and) all in unison on any or all rest patterns until each rest patterns is perfect.
all numbers are written short to allow immediate repetition five, ten, or more times over and over until the pattern becomes perfect.
All lines and measures are identical. Example: 3rd measure, 2nd line are the same in all books.
The clarinet does not pass over the break (B in the staff) until the 37th exercise.
Counting is the challenge. There are not technical difficulties; the entire book is written in three keys (F, Bb, and Eb concert).
These rest patterns are written on a preogressive plan and are complied in ten sections. Each section advances from the elementary level and can be used in the elementary grades as well as in high school or college.