Now, let's see a demonstration!
Click on the video below to watch as a Kindergartener sight-reads a rhythm pattern in 6/8 while she says the rhythm syllables out loud. She is making sure to match what she plays on her sticks to what she says when she reads. She is also remembering to keep a steady beat while she speaks and performs the rhythm pattern.
Click on the next video to see another kindergartener perform the same rhythm while reading and saying the Gordon rhythm syllables silently in her head!
Her rhythm sticks will match the rhythm syllables she reads.