Aural test - rhythm clapback

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Postby north star » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:36 am

I was wondering if any teachers out there have any tips on how to do the aural section of rhythm clapback. My daughter is taking the RCM exams and has problems with rhythm clapback. She can't do the clapback as she has difficulty remembering the tune. I have tried practising the exercises with her at home but it's not getting anywhere. What puzzles me is that she has no difficulty with the melody playback section of the aural test. I've tried getting her to sing out the tune for the rhythm clapback instead of clapping out but it doesn't seem to help.
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Postby drewnchick » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:27 pm

So she can sing it back, or play it back, but not clap it back? Hmmm. Can she simply clap along to the beat of a song? How about having her try to clap along with the melody of a song she knows well (any little nursery rhyme or jingle, like B-I-N-G-O). Maybe she just needs to do it easily a few times so she can get the "feel" of it.

Hope that helps!
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