“Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music, rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system.” ~ George Crumb
Rhythm is the basic of all music. Without it, music would fall apart. It would be utter chaos. So, when beginning to teach music lessons, I always start with rhythm.
Now I know people say that “either you have it or your don’t,” but I honestly don’t believe that. Do I believe some people are more apt to easily pick up rhythm? Yes. Do I believe some people just can’t figure it out. Possibly. But, I believe that God granted some people natural talents, music being one of them, but I also believe he created us to be able to learn. And that includes music and rhythm.
Honestly the best way to teach rhythm to young kids (or kids in general) is through games and activities.
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This post is part of the ABC’s of Homeschooling Series hosted by My Joy-Filled Life.