Aim: How can we represent long and short musical sounds and patterns?
Summary: Students create movements to represent long and short rhythmic patterns and compose patterns using non-traditional notation.
Standards: US 1, 2; NYC 1, 2, 4, 6
Modality: performing, responding, creating
Materials: student worksheet (My Long and Short Rhythmic Patterns), listening examples
Time Required: 20–30 minutes
This activity is part of: Music Educators Toolbox
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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, by Ludwig van Beethoven. Performed by the Fulda Symphonic Orchestra; Simon Schindler,
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Open Audio License, Version 1.