Rhythm in music

United States, 1951

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Using simple musical instruments, a teacher explains to elementary school children the significance of rhythm and accent. Shows how rhythm is found within the individual, within his environment, and in music. Points out the variations in rhythm by accenting beats and by using longer and shorter beats. Shows also how melodies and rhythm are dependent on each other for support to culminate in music.


production company

Coronet Instructional Films






Black and White

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Subject categories

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Music - Instruction and study

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Music teachers, Training of

Music & Performing Arts → Children as musicians

Music & Performing Arts → Melody

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Instruction and study

Music & Performing Arts → Music teachers, Training of

Music & Performing Arts → Percussion instruments

Music & Performing Arts → Rhythm

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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