The main purpose of this research is to examine the current rhythm teaching methods in music education and to determine the use of these methods by the instructors teaching music theory and hearing. In this study, which is based on a descriptive model, semi-structured interview form was used as data collection tool. As a result of the research, it was concluded that all 18 teaching staff agree on the necessity of rhythm teaching methods. It is seen that the recognition of the methods by the instructors and their use in the lessons are very low. Two of the 14 methods (Traditional method and Tafatefe) are known very well by 50% of the instructors while other methods are not known “at all” at a rate of 60%. As a result, it was found that "counting" methods were used in universities. It was revealed that “Tafatefe” and “Traditional” rhythm teaching methods are the most recognized methods. It is concluded that rhythm teaching methods are not used in hearing lessons with a rate of 86.8%.
Rhythm, Rhythm Teaching Methods