Join the Rhythmatician Revolution! The Simple Rhythmatician is a breakthrough in the study of rhythm – guaranteed to produce rhythmically confident and independent musicians!
– APPLY rhythm theory through performance.
– REINFORCE and assess progress with rhythm worksheets.
– HAVE FUN composing original rhythms and tunes!
The Simple Rhythmatician will have your students playing in cut time without confusion from the very first page of the book!The focus is 100% on rhythm – no new technical challenges are presented. Students will become confident performers in multiple time signatures, opening up a whole new world of repertoire.
Students are ready to begin The Simple Rhythmatician when they are secure in the performance of eighth notes in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time. The Simple Rhythmatician can be used in conjunction with ANY beginning band method.
This edition is for Flute or Oboe.
David Newell taught music for thirty years in the public schools of Berea, Ohio. Additionally, he taught part-time in the Music Education Department at Baldwin-Wallace University for fifteen years. During his tenure as Director of Bands at Ford Middle School, Mr. Newell developed one of the exemplary band programs in the state and served as Chair of the Music and Art Departments. Chosen as one of the school district’s first Consulting Teachers, he was responsible for guiding new music teachers through a three-year mentoring process.
In 1979, Mr. Newell received the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation’s “Master Teacher” Award for Excellence in the Classroom. He also received the “Alumni Achievement” Award from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1987.
Mr. Newell earned his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Arts in Education degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College and has taken postgraduate courses at Akron, Cleveland State, Kent State, and Northwestern Universities. Currently, he publishes with the Neil A. Kjos Music Company. Among his works are Bach and Before for Band, Classic Christmas Carols for Band, Classic Christmas Carols for Choir, and Bach and Before for Strings.