Pop Rhythms is a series that focuses on reading rhythms seen in "pop culture" music. This series dives into syncopation, complicated up-beats, and more. My first resources I created in this series stemmed from wanting to be able to play a TON of music with pep band. I began distilling common rhythms in many of the tunes and making sure to understand and REINFORCE basic rhythmic concepts. Through repetition of similar (with slight variation) rhythms, players gain an understanding that can be replicated on any tune one is trying to play.
The Upbeat Videos
The Upbeat Play Alongs
(Score & Parts + XML for your own edits and Smart Music)