At its most basic, a drumkit rock rhythm can have just just four components: a snare drum hit on beats 2 and 4, a bass drum hit on beats 1 and 3.
The pdf poster features eight variations on this idea, each adding a slightly more complex hi-hat pattern or bass-drum variation.
The bass drum is coloured red, the snare green and the hi-hat blue.
Small groups of students can play these patterns together. Allocate one student to the bass / snare pattern and a second to the hi-hat pattern. The hi-hat pattern can also be duplicated on the ride cymbal and (lightly) on the bell of the crash cymbal.
Before playing the patterns on the kit, have students practice using their hands and feet while sitting on chairs. Rehearse the counting patterns, particularly for the two last rhythms with the more complex bass pattern.
Download Basic Rock Patterns Poster
Here’s a set of free posters depicting the main parts of a drumkit.
The posters feature large views of essential hardware including the snare,bass drum, floor tom, bass drum pedal, hi-hat and ride cymbal.
Each poster is labelled and includes a QR code linking to the relevant Wikipedia page.
Drumkit Parts Posters Download
Download this colourful Dance Vocabulary poster set.
- Poster 1 illustrates the WHO of dance relationships: are you dancing with yourself, a partner or a group?
- Poster 2 suggests things to move with, such as a hoop, a ball, a stick, a chair or a cloth.
- Poster 3 explores the nature of the relationship. Is it mirrored? Facing? Advancing? Retreating? Or circling?
Posters are in full colour, feature clowns and clear graphics.
Dance Vocabulary: Relationship Posters (5Mb)
Need to fill in a vacant board in the Music Room?
Try this 15 sheet set of key signature charts.
Each chart features the major and related minor key, the sharps / flats (in both symbols and letters) and a smart red border (very essential…). The last added sharp or flat is highlighted in red for easy spotting.
The charts look great mounted in a circle and you can elect to have the enharmonic keys included.
Key Signature Posters (493kb)