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Michael Sanchez

This is a good question. I have many creative ways of teaching rhythm (including a very good explanation in my book). I tend to like relating music and math, as once students understand it in this way, it can really click for them (not every time). If I’m wanting to take a more fun approach to teaching regarding rhythm, I have experienced that playing musical pieces the student knows and relating them to specific rhythm works well. I might play some difficult songs or familiar songs and just show how cool they are, but they aren’t as fun to listen to if the rhythm isn’t considered. I would say though this question (to me) is similar to the question, how to do you make learning math fun? Not easy if you don’t like math. 🙂