The time signature tile is placed into the matching base. This tile is color coded to match its base.

Toccata Blocks are proportionally shaped tiles that help music students learn about rhythm and meter.

 

By matching the time signature blocks with their correct bases, you create just enough room for the correct number of notes and rests to fit in that measure. Toccata Blocks are perfect for music teachers and music students alike. They are portable, durable, and are fun to play with.

 

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4/4 means 4 beats to the measure, and the quarter note gets one beat. Select the correct number of notes and rests to fit in the measure.

On the opposite side of each tile is the note’s corresponding rest.

Toccata Block Sets Contains 10 Different Time Signatures

This variety allows students to grasp the logic and concept of rhythm and meter.

Toccata Blocks Level One Set $49.95

 

Toccata Blocks are proportionally shaped tiles that help music students learn about rhythm and meter. By matching the time signature blocks with their correct bases, you create just enough room for the correct number of notes and rests to fit in that measure. The Level One set contains 4 time signatures (4/4, Common Time, 3/4, and 6/8) and note values from a whole note to individual eighth notes, with the corresponding rest values on the opposite side of the tiles. It also includes a rhythm challenge CD, with answer key and tips on how to use Toccata Blocks. It can illustrate very simple rhythms to advanced syncopated rhythms, and can be used with ages 4 up. There are 35 pieces in the Level One set.

Toccata Blocks Level Two Set $49.95

 

Toccata Blocks are proportionally shaped tiles that help music students learn about rhythm and meter. By matching the time signature blocks with their correct bases, you create just enough room for the correct number of notes and rests to fit in that measure. Toccata Blocks Level Two supplements the Level One set with the addition of 6 time signatures (Cut Time, 2/2, 2/4, 4/8, 12/8, and 6/4) and adding more complex notes (quarter note triplets, eighth note triplets, sixteenth notes, as well as a dotted whole note). There are 31 pieces in the Level Two set, which all can be used with the Level One set.

Toccata Blocks Percussion Pack $15.95

 

The Percussion Pack is short-duration notes arranged in syncopated and more complex ways, and very useful for teaching percussion.  There are 8 tiles of each rhythm: 2 sixteenth and 1 eighth, 1 eighth and 2 sixteenth, 1 sixteenth 1 eighth 1 sixteenth, sixteenth triplet and 1 eighth, and 1 eighth and sixteenth triplet. As with all Toccata Blocks, the rest values are on the opposite side of the tiles.

 

 

Toccata Blocks Advanced Time Signatures $11.95

 

The Advanced Time Signatures are 3 tiles, with the time signatures 7/4, 7/8, 9/8, 5/8, 5/4, and 3/2.  They are designed to be used without bases, and ideally are used with the PhraseMaker.

Toccata Blocks PhraseMaker $18.95

 

The PhraseMaker is a long base designed to be used with Toccata Blocks tiles. It includes measure lines, double bar lines, and repeat signs. Not only does it enable the teacher to illustrate longer phrases, but it allows for pickup notes and odd or changing meters. It adds to the versatility of Toccata Blocks, and enables the music teacher to help the student learn just about any musical rhythmic challenge.

Toccata Blocks Train Whistle $6.00

 

The Toccata Blocks Train Whistle is a whimsical way to perform rhythms illustrated by Toccata Blocks. It is able to illustrate longer note values than percussion instruments and has no impediments such as fingering and noisy overblowing potential.  The whistle has a mellow sound so that a roomful of students using the train whistle will not deafen the music teacher, and they are economical enough to supply each student with their own whistle. Perfect for students who are not illustrating rhythms on their own instruments.

Toccata Blocks Canvas Bag $24.95

 

The Toccata Blocks canvas bag can fit both sets of Toccata Blocks, and allows room for other materials, including the PhraseMaker long base. It has a zippered top so the contents will not fall out should the bag overturn. Perfect for the music teacher on the move from student to student.