Rhythm Flashcards – Free SAMPLE set

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Rhythm Flashcards – Digital & Printable – Free SAMPLE Set!

Improve your students sight reading and rhythm vocabulary – Our digital rhythm flash cards focus on basic rhythm patterns and this condensed sample set demonstrates 4/4 time. Each card is visually appealing, clearly laid out, and easy to use with your choice of clapping, tapping, taka-dimi, French time names, body percussion, percussion instruments, etc. A great way to help them internalize the ‘feel’ of the rhythm!

This condensed sample pack contains ten basic one-bar rhythm patterns in 4/4 time – all the different possibilities of note combinations at the basic level, including: crotchets, minims, dotted minims, quaver pairs, and semibreves (for our American friends that’s quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, eighth note pairs and whole notes 🙂  And the final slide is an animated gif Congratulations slide – Great for student encouragement and motivation!

You can access these kid-friendly flashcards from any device, and use them in both classroom teaching and private instrumental lessons, either online (during a Zoom, Skype or similar meeting) or in person. Printable to A4 paper or thin card if you prefer a physical copy.

Take a look at some samples from level 1:

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    Level 1 Set

Easy to use in your online instrumental teaching:
  • Open in Google Slides
  • Start you Zoom call (or similar video conference call to your student)
  • When you want to use these online flash cards, share your screen & hop over to the Google Slides file
  • Simply click through the slides – as the student performs each one for you
  • If they are stuck, help them out by demonstrating it – so they can hear, copy it and learn!
Easy to use with one-on-one students in person:
  • Open in Google Slides on your device (smart phone, tablet, iPad, computer, etc)
  • You can then click through the slides, as the student learns & performs the rhythm patterns right beside you
  • Enable it to ‘offline’ use, if you won’t have internet access in your lessons

Ideal to use in classroom teaching, small-group learning, individual lessons, or buddy lessons – Access it quickly and easily with a computer or other device.

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If you like this condensed sample pack, you may also like our full set of Rhythm Flash Cards Covering all the notes, rests and rhythm patterns in four simple time signatures – that’s 120 rhythm flashcards! 

See them here: Rhythm Cards Set 1 & 2

General Information:

All these materials are available immediately, by digital download, from your customer account dashboard.  And don‘t forget, we maintain all your ’88 Musical Keys’ resources, in your own private, Customer Dashboard…for free. Purchase once, and you can download, print and use it ANY time – including any file updates we add!

Licensing: For great value, all options here include a Single Teacher Studio License:

You may print these activities, games, music, cards and posters for all the students you teach directly and personally, for your lifetime! (Music schools with multiple teachers will need to purchase a copy for each teacher using this material, of course. Contact us if you need a ‘multiple teacher’ license.) 

How to Download:

We recommend downloading these resources using a computer (rather than a phone or other device) to make it quick and easy, and a hard-wired internet connection will make it faster, of course.  Print it yourself, or take it to a print shop.  In either case, the PDF files are set up ready to print on both sides of the page, giving the flashcards, games, worksheet activities and kits a professional presentation.  Printing and playing instructions for all resources are included! 


All our download files are in PDF format, ready to save, print and use. When printing, we recommend using either Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) PDF software, or ‘Nitro PRO’ software, to open & print our PDF resources.  You can also open our PDF files using Google Chrome, and print directly from there.  (Other PDF software may or may not print as reliably as these 3 options for these files.)

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  • Great little cards for beginners

    I love these little cards, they are useful. I like that they show the values within the measure. For example a dotted half note isn't typically a 4/4 value, but showing it in the measure along a quarter note on the last beat, seems more clearer to explain.

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