Latin Rhythms: Mystery Unraveled

This Latin Rhythms: Mystery Unraveled handout & reference also includes:

There is an indescrible energy to Latin American music—but if you know your music theory, it's not so indescrible after all. A thorough packet provides definitions for terms like bolero, charanga, shekere, and tumbao before listing rhythm bars and tips for playing each style accurately.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a music appreciation class when discussing music genres, or with advanced musicians when preparing to play a Latin American piece
  • Assign each of the glossary terms for small groups to conduct additional research, including finding pieces that exemplify the term
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource is lengthy; much of the packet is for teacher reference
Pros

  • Provides a separate section for Brazilian music terms
  • Comes with tips for successful implementation
  • Includes sheet music for each type of rhythm
Cons

  • None