Rhythm Game: Rhythm Riot

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Beginning through advanced music students will develop a solid rhythmic foundation with this comprehensive rhythm game. Rhythm Riot ™ delivers results while creating enthusiasm and is the perfect companion to any method.  Great for individual or group lessons with up to eight players, play this music game in as little as ten minutes, or modify it to fit the lesson time available.




  • Level 1 includes quarter, half, dotted half, whole notes, and their corresponding rests in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time.  Level 2 adds eighth notes.
  • Level 3 includes the dotted quarter, eighth note triplets, and some syncopation.  Level 4 adds dotted eighth, triplets, and duplets in the same measure and more syncopation.
  • In level 5, students learn compound meter; 3/8, 6/8, and 9/8 and half time; 2/2, 3/2, and 4/2, in level 6.
  • Available in levels 1-2 and 3-4 and 5-6
  • This game set includes eight double-sided game boards, two card decks, a tempo spinner, winks, and instructions.

Students perform the rhythm on the calling card and then mark the indicated rhythm on their game board.  Get a riot (4 covered rhythms in a row) and win the game! Your students will gain a solid understanding of tempo, read, count, and perform rhythm patterns after playing this rhythm game just once!

Thank you so much for these teaching tools. They have made learning fun, and I appreciate you both so much. – Linda Sharp

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 7 × 2 in

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Rhythm Game: Rhythm Riot

  1. Karen Koch

    Rhythm Riot is my absolute favorite way to improve rhythm skills in a group, though it works equally well one on one. Playing engages all the components of rhythm: pulse, seeing the notation, performing the notation, hearing the rhythm, and changing meter and tempo. It can last for 2 minutes or a whole class, depending on the time available. I have discovered that I can use the card deck alone when introducing reading a new rhythm. By selecting the cards displaying that rhythm, I can flash them for the student to perform in varying contexts. And it is just plain fun!

  2. Sue Ruby

    SO many uses of this game! The versatility and flexibility of this game especially in regard to range of difficulty for the game cards are also immediately apparent. Quick game to use in private lessons, but most effective in group settings. The game cards can be used independent of the game itself in so many ways. They can be used as rhythm sight-reading: have student select a “path” through the card by marking 4 or more measures and execute. Add a creative aspect by having them sight play the tricky rhythms. Great for ear training and “kids” of all ages! Don’t forget that adults like a game just as much as the kids!

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