‘Rhythm Builder’ – Rhythm Skills Resource Bundle

Have you wondered how to teach rhythm skills in a practical way? Rhythm is an abstract and difficult concept, but this BIG resource bundle of Spatial Cards, Posters, Workspace & Flip booklets, AND a Board Game are designed to build real rhythm skills. Make the concepts of duration and rhythm less abstract, more fun, and more concrete!

Everything you need to teach a solid and practical rhythm skills.

The Complete ‘Rhythm Builder’ Bundle includes:

  • ‘Spatial’ Note Cards – You can use this set of hands-on note cards with all levels, from beginner to intermediate. These are not just flashcards, but ‘building block’ style printable manipulatives to help children to ‘see’ and understand note values, and rhythm patterns.
  • Rhythm Builder Workspace Booklet – Kids love the creativity of this activity book.
  • Mini Workspace & Flip Book – Especially useful for Beginner to late Elementary levels.
  • Rhythm Builder Board Game ‘extension’ kit – With a game board, game rules, and unique ‘chance’ & ‘risk’ game cards.
  • ‘Note Values Pyramid’ Posters – Includes 2 versions: One with and one without cartoons, to appeal to different age groups. Each type includes three sizes: A3, A4, A5.
  • Immediate availability by digital download – All the prep work is done so you can just print and use. Print it yourself or take it to a print shop – all instructions are included.
  • For great value Save 15% with the complete ‘Rhythm Builder’ bundle set!

 Read more about each item & scroll through the pictures below:

1. ‘Building Blocks Spatial Note Cards’ Set:


  • 70+ note value cards with all different note values and basic rhythm patterns.
  • Cards are RELATIVE in size to the note values they contain – specifically making it easy to ‘see’ the value of the notes.
  • Tactile – Each card is approximately 5 centimetres high, making it easy for students to pick up and handle.
  • Versatile and easy to use – Students can assemble them in any order, to create a multitude of different rhythm patterns, and build real rhythm skills.
  • Note values range from whole notes right down to sixteenth notes – significantly allowing you to target the level of difficulty required, and choose which note values students use.
  • Ties, rests and dotted notes rhythm patterns included.
  • Colourful and engaging – Each basic time value has a consistent colour within the set.
  • Extension idea – Use these spatial note cards to ‘compose’ a rhythm pattern, as a basis for a melody writing activity.
  • TWO versions of this file are included – one with fun, decorative ‘backs’ on the cards, and a second set without (for cheaper printing) Choose which set you want to use!
  • Digital download – All the prep work is done – Print and play today.

Take a look through the Spatial Note Cards set:

  • teaching rhythm, duration, note values, hands-on, practical and fun spatial rhythm, for beginner, elementary, and intermediate level, music theory, sight reading, young beginners


2. ‘Rhythm Builder Workspace’ Booklet:


  • Designed to help students understand the concepts of meter and time signatures, and develop solid & secure rhythm skills.
  • This workspace booklet includes SEVEN different time signatures: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 6/4, 3/2, 2/2 & 5/4.
  • Students can use the Spatial Note Cards (above) to fill in the workspace bars – learning meter and building rhythm skills in a hands-on, practical way.
  • Flexible use – you can choose which time signatures, notes, rests and rhythm patterns the student uses.
  • Useful for many different levels of learning, from Beginner through Elementary to Intermediate.
  • Digital download – All the prep work is done so you can just print, comb bind, and use.  All printing & binding instructions are included.

Take a look through the Workspace Booklet:

  • fun rhythm games


3. ‘MINI Workspace and Flip Book’:


  • Great for Beginner and early Elementary levels – Includes only simple time signatures 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4. Make it easy for beginners to master basic rhythm skills!
  • The Spatial Note Cards (above) are used to fill in the one bar workspaces – teach simple meters in a hands-on, practical way.
  • The second part of this book has many ‘flipping’ pages – divided into either quarter notes or half notes – Students can easily flip and combine all sorts of different rhythm combinations.
  • Good for building rhythm vocab – Sight reading improves greatly once they can easily recognise and perform basic rhythm patterns.
  • Flexible use – you choose which time signatures, notes and rhythm patterns the student uses.
  • Useful for many different levels of learning.
  • Digital download – All the prep work is done so you can just print, comb bind, and use.  All printing & binding instructions are included.

Take a look through the MINI Workspace and Flip Booklet:

  • music games for groups


4. Rhythm Builder BOARD Game – Extension Kit:

What a FUN way to master our rhythm vocabulary!


  • Use with all student levels, from Beginner right through to Intermediate levels.
  • GREAT for group tuition!
  • Flexible game style – you allocate which notes, time signatures, rests, ties, and rhythms each player uses – Every student works at their own level.
  • ‘CHANCE Cards’ challenge students to process’ music maths and see the relationships between notes of different duration – get the questions right and they can zoom ahead on the game board!
  • ‘CATastrophe Cards’ add an element of risk… and extend game play to increase learning.
  • Includes BOTH the US and UK terminology.
  • This extension pack includes: Game board, Game rules & Set up instructions, CHANCE cards, and CATastrophe cards – If you get this extension kit separately, don’t forget to also add in the separate set of Spatial Note Cards so you have a complete game set.
  • Digital download – All the prep work is done so you can just print and play!

Take a look through the Rhythm Builder GAME extension pack:

  • teaching rhythm, duration, note values, hands-on, practical and fun spatial rhythm, for beginner, elementary, and intermediate level, music theory, sight reading, young beginners

5. ‘Note Value Pyramid’ POSTER:


  • A visual tool to help students see the relationship between notes of different duration.
  • Colourful and clear.
  • Three sizes included – A3 – A4 – A5   Use the larger sizes on the wall, and the smaller sizes as a hand-out.
  • INCLUDES both US and UK terminology.
  • Two versions included – one with the cartoons, and one without – to suit different age groups.
  • Digital download – All the prep work is done so you can just print and use.

Take a look at the ‘Note Value Pyramid’ Posters:

  • note duration posters

Versatile Purchase Options:

  • Get the complete Rhythm Builder Bundle with 15% OFF –  This includes ALL the above cards, booklets, posters and the board game extension kit – All with Single Teacher Licence.  Use these resources with all the students that you teach directly – Immediately available by digital download – Ready to print & play.
  • Alternatively, you can just get the items you need now – Each of the five items are available individually, and also include Single Teacher Studio Licence.  All are available immediately by digital download – Ready to print & play!

Digital Download – Print this rhythm teaching kit yourself, or take it to a stationery shop for printing.  We have designed all the files it in a ready-to-print PDF format – Printing & assembly instructions are all included. Start developing students’ rhythm skills today!

rhythm flashcards, rhythm skills

Teaching online? You may like our digital flashcards! Check out our Rhythm Flashcards: Complete Level 1 & 2

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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! 


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  • Fantastic, my Students love it!

    I find this set really good for introducing rhythm concepts to my beginner students: The 'flip book' is especially great for the younger ones, and the 'spatial note cards' and work book are super for the older ones. Such a flexible & fun resource, and I like to pair it with the Takadimi approach!

  • Excellent!

    I love this rhythm kit – my students eyes light up when I get it out! We revisit it from time to time, especially when I introduce new rhythm vocab or time signatures in lessons.

    It's especially great with beginner to late elementary levels, but I also use the trickier rhythm cards & time signatures to challenge my intermediate students, and get them thinking.

    Good value & I'm very happy!

  • I got this Rhythm Builder bundle to use with the children that I teach. I was looking for something that would make rhythm and duration concepts more visual for them. I am using it in private instrumental lessons, and also in a small group theory class. I really love this kit because it feels very 'hands on' – the fact that the Spatial Note Cards, and Workspace Book bars, have all the different note values relative to each other in physical size & space is awesome. I love the physicality of it! And the posters and handouts are good because they show all these note values in order and in relation to each other – easy to remember! I will be using this rhythm teaching kit a lot.
    Thanks! 🙂

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