Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rhythm

Most classes have been working on grade-appropriate rhythm concepts and skills.  Kindergarten and first grade classes are learning about ta (quarter note), ti-ti (two eighth notes) and "shh" (quarter rest).  We first played ta, ti-ti and "shh" to the rhyme "Wiggly, Jiggly, Loose Tooth."  Then we used Halloween candy on the SMART board.  Students chose either a single or double piece of candy.  They then had to decide if the candy represented ta or ti-ti.

 
Other classes composed rhythms in 4/4 and 3/4 time.  They also used Music Theory worksheets from MakingMusicFun.net.  Fourth and fifth grade classes are now starting to play recorders.  


2 comments:

  1. Nice blog. All classes are age appropriate with a strong emphasis on technique.
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  2. This is a great game for students to learn how to use rhythm and compose.
    Thanks!

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