Rhythm Keeper



Key Features

  • Step-by-step and logical progression of rhythmic patterns beginning with the most simple

  • Clear instructions of HOW to count out loud

  • Clear, clean notation

  • Proportional grid-like spacing

  • Clean design, no verbal or illustrative "clutter"

  • Foundational approach that adds only one new concept at a time

  • Beautiful illustrations throughout

  • Lay-flat binding for easy use

  • Sturdy cover designed to withstand wear and tear

  • Printed on durable music paper that is as pleasant to the touch as it is visually

  • Manufactured ethically

  • Written by percussion and teaching professionals

  • Proven record of success


Rhythm Keeper book tour (video)


Core Rhythmic Beliefs

  • Every note has a purpose and a place

  • Compelling rhythm engages listeners

  • Playing with rhythmic integrity and precision enables a listener to organize complex musical information in their brain

  • Understanding where each note lies on a rhythmic grid allows a player to focus on other aspects of performance, such as pitch, sound and technique



Key Components of an Ideal Lesson/Practice

Note: While every lesson and practice is unique, this chart illustrates the main components of an organized lesson. Musikal Husky's Rhythm Reader addresses only the portion of a lesson/practice devoted to independent rhythm study, a critical ingredient of great musicianship that is often neglected. The Rhythm Keeper makes it fun and accessible for all music students.


Clap & Count:

One-Step Directions

This refreshing new method empowers all music students through the life-changing, music-enhancing practice of clapping & counting aloud. We strongly believe that rhythm must be addressed and practiced as an independent skill. Without the distractions of technique and pitch, students are free to focus on mastering rhythm itself. The rewards of using the Rhythm Keeper to develop a well-ingrained, solid sense of rhythm in the context of performance, repertoire-playing, ease of learning new pieces, ensemble playing and sight-reading will speak for themselves. 

All specific instructions relating how exactly to count and clap can be found in the book. For added clarification, we also include visual instructions to show when to clap, hold hands together and release. The book is easy for everyone to understand, regardless of past musical experience. 

There are infinite ways to vary these simple directions depending on the book's intended user. Some popular uses include: at the beginning of a private lesson, at home before a practice, during practice as a way to 'take a break' from the instrument, in classrooms and in groups, at rehearsals.