Melody Rhythm Reading


Click on the song title to open the pdf, and click on “Play Alongs” to access the tracks – cut specifically to play along with the melodies from each skill level (I have also attempted to organize each category from easiest to hardest).  Keep in mind that ties, note values and some vocal flourishments have occasionally been modified/exempted to simplify the exercises for novice readers.


1.   Poinciana

2.   Sitting On The Dock of The Bay

3.   The Longest Time

(Cut Time)

4.   In The Air Tonight

5.   Sledgehammer

6.   Come Together


1.   We Will Rock You

2.   Hotel California

3. Honky Cat

4.   Big Shot

5.   I Want You Back

6.   Freddie the Freeloader


1.   Lights

(Triplet partials)

2.   A Night In Tunisia

3.   Funky Drummer

4.   Some Skunk Funk

5.   Captain Fingers

6.   He Loves You


1.   Chicago

2.   Un Puesto Vacante

3.   Body and Soul

4.   How High The Moon

5.   Muerta Guira