Toccata Blocks Level 2 Set
The 31 piece Level 2 set is designed to be used in conjunction with Level 1 after students are ready for more advanced time signature such as Cut Time, 2/2, 2/4, 4/8, 12/8, and 6/4 as well as more complex notes including quarter note triplets, eighth note triplets, sixteenth notes. Includes note tiles, time signature tiles, and 3 bases.
Toccata Blocks are proportionally shaped tiles that help music students learn about rhythm andmeter. By matching the time signature blocks with their correct bases, you create just enoughroom for the correct number of notes and rests to fit in that measure. Toccata Blocks Level Twosupplements the Level One set with the addition of 6 time signatures (Cut Time, 2/2, 2/4, 4/8,12/8, and 6/4) and adding more complex notes (quarter note triplets, eighth note triplets,
sixteenth notes, as well as a dotted whole note). There are 31 pieces in the Level Two set,which all can be used with the Level One set.
Learning rhythms and note values is an essential part of music education, but if your student is anything like I was, it can be a struggle to translate this information to a young musician. Enter Toccata Blocks - they're like fraction tiles, but for music! A whole note tile is the largest, while other note tiles are proportionally smaller, such as the half note being half the width, the quarter note being a quarter of the width, etc. On the back side of the note blocks are the corresponding rests so students can implement rests as well as learning which rests and notes have the same value. In addition, each set has bases that are proportionally sized to represent one measure of a time signature. For example: the red 4/4 base has a matching red 4/4 block that fits on the left side of the base. When the 4/4 time signature block is in place, there is only enough remaining room for four beats. Students can use any combination of notes or rests to create 4 beats and as long as there is no part of a tile hanging off the end of the base, they will be correct. A great way to make it easy for kinesthetic learners to grasp rhythm, beat values, and notation! - Laura