The John W. Schaum RHYTHM SPELLER makes no attempt to teach the feeling of rhythm. That would require the guidance of a competent teacher.
The RHYTHM SPELLER does aim to present an understanding of note and rest values so that the student will be able to comprehend the raw materials that combine to make rhythm: the fractional values of notes, rests, beats, measures, etc.
The Schaum Theory Lessons and Note Spellers have stressed pitch and staff recognition primarily and delayed fractional problems to conform with the pupil’s mental readiness. For that reason, this detailed and comprehensive rhythmic study is presented as a follow-on to these first writing books. A Teacher’s Answer Key is provided in the back.