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Rhythms That Stick

“Rhythms that Stick” demonstrates how to make sticky notes into moveable, stick-able rhythm teaching tool. The sticky notes (literally) can be used to show rhythmic hierarchy, dotted rhythm values, etc.

What rhythm “hacks” do you have? Comment below!

FlutyHacks is a mini-series of short educational videos providing hints for practicing, teaching, playing, and all sorts of hacks to improve the lives of flutists young to experienced. Videos are suitable for students – teachers – flute aficionados.

About Ai Goldsmith

Ai is fascinated by all things beautiful and creative, including the lives of people and their thoughts. The flute is Ai’s ticket to the grand tour of the world—a ticket that unlocks gates, doors, and windows to places and hearts. Beauty, creativity, passion, wisdom, truth and courage are the landmarks that capture her attention the most. Ai joins the team at The Flute Examiner to share the souvenirs she finds on her grand tour with each reader.

The flute brings Ai invitations to perform as a solo and chamber music artist internationally, including the British Flute Society Convention, Canadian Flute Convention, and by the Hake-no-michi Society/Primavera String Quartet in Tokyo, Japan. In the United States, she is invited as a guest artist at events (such as the Flute Day at University of Nevada, Reno), and presents recitals at festivals and universities (including the NFA Conventions, University of California Davis, and Middle Tennessee State University).

As an educator, Ai presents workshops and masterclasses at universities, festivals, music organizations, and schools as a guest artist. She also offers private flute lessons in Cupertino, California. Interested to learn more? Please visit Ai at

  1. Veronica Humphrey

    I might actually try and use this!

    • Ai Goldsmith

      Hi Veronica!
      Let us know how it goes! I use it also to demonstrate the difference between correct rhythm and incorrect rhythm when students have trouble understanding the difference. It helps the students know what to do to correct the rhythm. I also have a sticky note rhythm for triplets. (Not shown in the video.) Enjoy!

  2. The website looks fantastic !! Great job

  3. This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have
    found something that helped me. Thanks a lot!

  4. Ai Goldsmith

    So delighted you found Flute Examiner site informative and helpful!

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