Unit 3 Rhythmic Solfege

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Rhythmic Solfege follows the same principles as melodic solfege. The difference is instead of being used for melody it is used for rhythm.

The syllables used are "Du De Du De", "Te Te Te Te Ta", or " Ta Di Ta Di Ta". Anyone of these three systems are viable as long as your are consistent with one system. for this mini-course I will use the "Ta Di" syllables. They are broken down as shown below:

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As the students learn each tune by rote, they can be practicing rhythm only passages separately. This will assure they have a chance to understand rhythm separate form melody and vice versa. This will make reading standard notation much less overwhelming. Rhythm reading practice using solfege can have students making music together right on day one without any knowledge of their instrument.