I hear often people say ” I don’t have rhythm ” and Every time this happen it really makes me sad. I always wonder. Why people believe this paradigm? Working with kids teaching music and languages I realize one very important thing everybody has rhythm! But people confuse body coordination with rhythm.
“We all have a heart ” if we listen to it we’ll find rhythm. We learn music and languages almost the same way and the first rule it’s “Listen” If in the early years of a human they make you conscious of listen a beat you’ll develop the skill to move your body to any drumbeat”Every culture has a drum” for there more every body in any country had contact with music and drum beats. The key it’s “feel and listen” it is amazing what happens when I ask my students to close there eyes and move following the drumbeat of the music or clap following the beat. In the beginning of course they don’t play on the beat but as soon as they relax and listen and feel other kids doing it, they reach a point during the song that all of them are sync, it comes and go but every time that somebody loose the beat it’s because some distraction.
So remember “feel and listen” that it’s the first step to developers your rhythm and if we think this amply to life in general. A lot of people I know stop trying to dance just because somebody told say that about them. So Listen to your heart don’t be afraid to feel and don’t ever listen to anybody that tells you that you don’t have rhythm nobody has the right to say that.