Writing a rhythm is always included in the examination, so do spend time working with this question,
you need to be completely prepared for this.
For grade three exam you will have a little more to do than previously. There are two possible ways
in which the question on the exam paper for writing a four bar rhythm for grade three may be
Notes where you start with a pick up note, then complete the first bar, continuing from there. Or
you may be given a small section of notes, you are told to add these notes to your rhythm, but not
necessarily at the beginning.
You will find examples within the pages of Writing a Four Bar Rhythm in the Music Theory Lessons
Grade Three Book. Where you will be able to follow the building of a four bar rhythm in both of the
Once you have worked through the lesson section, we strong advise you to spend plenty of time
with the exercises, which you will find in The Music Theory Exercises Grade Three Book.
Remember, you are not writing a melody, only a rhythm, so keep all your notes on the same line
Take care when beaming small value notes, make sure each bar adds to the correct time values. Click
on the Grade Three Book you will see below, if you are preparing for Grade Three Examination, you
will be so glad you did. This book is full of detailed information you need to know.