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Rhythm & Meter

Exploring Long and Short Rhythmic Patterns

Students create movements to represent long and short rhythmic patterns and compose patterns using non-traditional notation.

Grade: Kindergarten
Concept: Rhythm & Meter
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Exploring Steady Beat with Percussion Instruments

Students explore steady beat and instruments of the percussion family.

Grade: Kindergarten
Concept: Rhythm & Meter, Instrumental
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Performing and Composing Four Beat Patterns

Students read, perform, and compose four-beat rhythmic patterns.

Grade: 1st
Concept: Rhythm & Meter
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Seat on the Beat

Students perform and create rhythmic patterns using their bodies.

Grade: 1st
Concept: Rhythm & Meter
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Composing in Common Time

Students compose and notate short 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8 rhythms across multiple class periods.

Grade: 2nd
Concept: Rhythm & Meter
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating

Composing in Simple and Compound Meters

Students compose and notate short rhythms in 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8 meters across multiple class periods.

Grade: 3rd
Concept: Rhythm & Meter, Form
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating

The Language of Rhythm

Students explore and create rhythms through language and body percussion.

Grade: 3rd
Concept: Rhythm & Meter
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding

Composing a Melody

Students compose and notate short melodies using their names.

Grade: 4th
Concept: Rhythm & Meter, Pitch
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating

Improvising with Brazilian Samba

Students use samba rhythms and percussion to improvise in rondo form.

Grade: 5th
Concept: Rhythm & Meter, Form
Artistic Process: Responding, Connecting

Rhythms from Around the World

Students explore a variety of rhythms from around the world.

Grade: 5th
Concept: Rhythm & Meter
Artistic Process: Performing, Creating, Responding, Connecting

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