Eric Combs’ Three Part Series, “Teaching Rhythm”

This series is based on the teachings of David Newell as set forth in his two books “Teaching Rhythm” and “The Simple Rhythmatician.” Submitted by Eric Combs.

Part 1 is a discussion of the theories behind David Newell’s ideas behind teaching rhythm, based off of the Gordon Music Learning Theory.

Part 2 is a classroom demonstration, showing how Eric’s beginner students easily master 16th notes using the method found in “Teaching Rhythm.”

Part 3 is a demonstration of how students can better understand the rhythm using David Newell’s unison book “The Simple Rhythmatician.”