Takadimi is a rhythm solfege that I have been using in my studio for a few years, and it’s time for an update. It works. Like magic.
I use it with all my students. Some of Takadimi’s benefits:
- it explains beat subdivisions in a way that is easy to understand, from my youngest to oldest students
- it transfers to any time signature – simple, compound, or hybrid
- it handles irregular rhythm groups like quintuplets
- it provides a way to work out two against three rhythms when playing hands together
- it is easy to chant rhythms when we count aloud (and it doesn’t get confused with finger numbers)
The foundation of good music is good rhythm. I’m delighted to say every single one of my students is playing rhythm in a more natural and musical way.