focusing skills, understanding the silent beat, distinguish
patterns, developing a team atmosphere, master reading simple
to complex rhythms, understanding beat divisions, introducing
mathematical concepts of fractions, developing rhythm ensembles,
introduction and playing of percussion instruments, playing
instrumental canons/rounds, mastering three beat patterns being
played against four beat patterns.
step is repeated for mastery!
where there are beats and where there are rests.
pointing, chant the beats and whisper the rests.
students to chant and whisper w/o pointing.
how the beats are divided (groups of four or three).
pointing, count the beats and think the
the students to count the beats and think the
rests w/o pointing.
a clap as a beat, and a rest as a beat with hands apart.
join in as teacher
pointing, clap the beats while chanting the beats.
students to clap the beats w/o pointing.
pointing, clap beats w/o chanting beats.
students to clap the beats w/o pointing - objective is
it right on the first attempt.
class score on chart.
students become accustomed to the flow of the Rhythm
Warm-Ups, steps should be omitted to match the students
abilities, and eventually the Rhythm Warm-Ups will be replaced
Beats or Rhythm Format for the song being read during
the class lesson.