Students will use math manipulatives to create AB patterns. They will play rhythm instruments following the patterns.
Students will echo clap rhythm patterns including quarter notes, quarter rests and paired eighth notes. Students will compose four-beat rhythm patterns and perform them for the class. Demonstration videos are provided.
Students will echo clap four-beat rhythm patterns including quarter notes, quarter rest, and paired eighth notes. Students will sit in four chairs to create four-beat patterns. Video demonstrations are provided.
Students will compose rhythms using long and short sounds. Students will use iconic notation to notate their rhythm pattern. Students can read their pattern, play the pattern on an instrument, or use body percussion. A worksheet is provided for students to notate their composition. A video is provided to demonstrate how to teach the activity.
Students will review steady beat and four-beat rhythmic patterns. Students can work in groups or alone to compose four-beat rhythm patterns in common time. Worksheets are provided to download. Worksheets include 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8 meter signatures. Videos are provided to demonstrate how the activity can be taught.