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Free Downloadable Resources

These resources are available free to anyone, but if passed on, please acknowledge the original sources.


If you find these resources useful, a donation to “Kodaly abroad” would be much appreciated. This project is set up to help spread this approach to music teaching to other countries. Your donation, no matter how small, are gratefully received and will make a real difference. Donations by bank transfer to: Sort Code:30-64-37 Account Number: 46122260

Graphic Scores

The resources in this section contain a song  with a graphic score, heart beat cards and the appropriate rhythm flash cards.  There are instructions for a six-step progression leading to the reading of the basic rhythmic elements of the song (Ta, Ti-ti, Sh etc.).  There are also suggestion for activities to do with each song.

Hot Cross Buns
Cobbler, Cobbler
Rhythm Flashcards

In this section a pair of quavers is called “Ti-ti”  Some teachers prefer to use “Te-te”.  Either version is perfectly acceptable.

These flash cards can be used as a basic teaching resource and also to make the rhythms of a great deal of well know music. Card 9 can be used to produce Cobbler Cobbler, cards 1 and 29 can be used to make Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and cards 97 and 98 can be used to make the main theme to Peter and the Wolf.   There are many other combinations.

To make these flash cards more durable trim about 2 cm (¾ inch) off the bottom and then split in half horizontally.  Each pair of flash cards should then fit into an A4 laminate pouch.

Bach Musicological Font

Very handy free font for use in word processing programs
Download here

Rhythm Flashcard Index
Rhythm Set 2 Ta, Ti-ti & Sh
Rhythm Set 4 includes separate Ti
Rhythm Set 6 includes
Rhythm Set 8 includes
Rhythm Set 10 includes
Rhythm Set 12 includes
Tim-ki and other rhythms
Rhythm Set 14 includes 
syn-co-pa focus
Rhythm Set 15a includes 
syn-co-pa and um-co-pa focus - very full set
Rhythm Set 1 Ta & Ti-ti
Rhythm Set 3 includes Ta-a  or To-o
Rhythm Set 5 includes
Rhythm Set 7 includes
Ta-a-a or Three-ee-ee
Rhythm Set 9 includes
Rhythm Set 11 includes
Ti-tiki & tiki-ti
Rhythm Set 13 includes
separate ti and quaver rest
Rhythm Set 15 includes
um-co-pa focus
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