Rhythm Cards

Rhythm Cards Set 1

Rhythm Cards Set 2

Rhythm Strips Set 3 Revised

I’m back from a wonderful piano camp with Elizabeth Gutierrez and the nicest group of teachers you could ever want to talk to! I am so glad I got to meet them and to visit San Antonio again. Today I am posting a set of rhythm flash cards that are *color coded* so that I can quickly pull out the ones I need. That really helps me save time.  The flash cards start at primer level and progress up to intermediate. The levels below are not meant to go along with any specific method book, but are simply the progression I made the cards, especially at the later levels.

  • Red = Beginning Set
  • Aqua = Set  2A (8th notes)
  • Green = Set  2B (dotted quarters)
  • Purple = Set 3 (6/8 and triplets)
  • Yellow = Set 4 (16th notes)
  • Blue = Set 5 (dotted eighths)
  • Magenta = Set 6 (5-note tuplet and quarter note triplet) Please note the card with the quintuplets has been corrected.

These cards are in 3 separate PDF files to make it easier to print just the levels you need. There are 2 cards to a page. (My web go-to guy told me not to make my PDF files too big because it might cause the site to crash.) Remember to set your printer in landscape orientation. I can think of about 50 ways to use these cards, but that is a future post. I bet you can come up with lots of ideas!

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5 thoughts to “Color Coded Rhythm Pattern Cards

  • Doreen Slaugh

    I am looking forward to those 50 ways in a future post. I can think of a few, but they are old & tired like me and I need some of your fresh ideas. Thank so much for these rhythm cards!

  • PamVenter

    Hi Susan, Thank you so much for your work. I love the major/minor chords in root position. (Pictures)

    I use one position for beginners learning chords. (Between the 2 Cs)
    please see below. ( then only finger positions change.)

    C = CEG F = CFA G -= DGB D = DF#A A = C#EA
    Em = EGB Am = CEA F#m = C#F#A Bm = DF#B

    Would you have picture sheets of the chords in 1st inversion and 2nd inversion please.
    i draw my own but they look very untidy.

    Yours in music

    Kind regards

    Pam Venter

    • Susan Paradis

      Pam, thank you for your thoughtful comment. In regards to the inversions, I don’t have them at the present time, but I hope to add them in the near future.

  • Nikkol

    Can’t wait for my students to use these! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  • Sara @ Sara's Music Studio

    These are great! Thank you for sharing, Susan. I know my students and parents will find these very useful.


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