By Robert Abramson
Book and 2 CDs
Rhythm games for all ages are presented in progressive order, with each skill building upon the previous one. Each chapter is a series of games leading to a specific goal. Subjects are beat, measure, duration, pattern, ensemble, sub-division, legato, and staccato. The accompanying CD's contain music specifically designed for the games. For all ages.
Games of Beat:
Your Very Own Beat Machine, Pendulum Clocks, The Pendulum, Choosing a Beat With the Pendulum, Upbeats or Preparation (Human Pendulum), Creating a Movement to Fit a Sound, Metronome (Beat Machine), How Many Beats, Matching Beats, Remembering Beats During Silence, Getting Faster/ Slower.
Games of Measure: Places In Space, Conductor & Orchestra, Clapping & Drumming In 2, Accented & Unaccented Beats, Walking Accented & Unaccented Beats, A 2-beat March, The Measure Machine In 2, An Argument In 2, Passing a Ball In 2, Bounce & Catch In 2, The 3 Spaces (3-beat measure), Hammers & Shovels, The 3-beat Machines, Marching In 3, Measure Or Not, Triangles In 3, Conducting In 3, Conductor & Orchestra, Conducting & Marching In Place, The 4 Spaces (4-beat measures), Patterns In 4, Conducting In 4-beat Measure, Conducting & Marching In Place, Guess the Counts.
Games of Duration: Stretch & Hold (measuring time), The Rubber Band, Ups & Downs, Time/ Space & Energy, Building an Orchestra.
Games of Pattern: Name Patterns, Pattern Rondo, Interrupted Canon (echo), Fill In the Silence, Patterns & Beats, Pass the Pattern, Pass a Beat, Pass a Part.
Games of Ensemble: The Space Walk, Walk Along, Same-size Stepping, Teamwork, 2 Teams, Touching & Tapping (patty-cakes), Circular Clapping, Clapping a Song, Rhythm Vs. Beat, Back & Forth, On & Off, Addition (or Telephone).
Games of Sub-division: The Walk & the Jog, Sign Posts, Quarters & Eighth-note Triplets, Quarters & Sixteenths, Patterns With Walking & Jogging, Stick Improvisation, The Talking Sticks.
Games of Legato & Staccato: Find the Movement, Find the Sound, New Ways of Clapping, Exploring Body Shapes, Ear Training, Antiphonal Responses, No No No, Analyses, Tell Me a Story, Conducting In 2, Conducting In 3, Conducting In 4.
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