Students will create, read, and listen to four-beat rhythm ostinato patterns using quarter notes, quarter rests, pairs of eighth notes, and four sixteenth notes at various tempos. As the students interact with the game, they will practice reading and composing four-beat rhythm patterns and experience the tempos largo, andante, allegro, and presto.
This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.
Students will choose a version to start mixing music. They will drag and drop different beatboxes and melodic riffs to the different cartoon characters. They can mute/unmute a sound by clicking on the character. They can share their composition.
Students will compose music grooves using math concepts such as shapes, angles, and patterns. Start working with one of the "specials" pizza presets and add/remove "toppings" to adjust the groove, or click on the "Shapes" tab and drag various shapes onto the big circle to play and explore math-inspired grooves. The shapes include triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, and octagon. They can download their compositions or share a link to the composition.
In this activity from Scratch, students will use coding skills to create their own compositions.
Students will draw different shapes on the screen. The images will be transferred to sound by the website. This activity is inspired by Wassily Kandinsky, an artist who compared painting to making music.
Song Maker is a part of Google's Chrome Music Lab. Students can compose their own songs using electronic instruments. Compositions can be saved and shared.
Students will read different rhythm patterns. They will create body percussion and improvise new rhythm patterns. Students will dictate rhythm patterns using iconic or standard notation. Finally, students will compose their own rhythm patterns. Demonstration videos are provided.
Students will compose a rhythmic and melodic pattern using standard notation. Worksheets are provided to download. Videos are provided to demonstrate how the activity can be taught.
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.