Subject: Basic Rhythms
1. Topic-
Note Values
2. Content-
Learning whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes along with their rest values.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Being able to count and clap notes values
2.Being able to learn note patterns
3.Being able to read, clap and count grade appropriate music
4. Objectives-
1.Clap each note value
2.Understand note values
5. Materials and Aids-
Triangle, Hand drums, Tambourine and Hands
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Rhythms are used to create music, and the feel of music is based off of the rhythm. We use a combination of the 3 main duration of beats to create rhythmic patterns which are put together creating music

B. Development-

1.Model in 4/4: -a whole note lasting 4 beats -a Half note lasting 2 beats -a Quarter note lasting 1 beat
2. Example: x=clap _=held beat Beat Instrument 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 Hand drum x__ x x__ x x x x x x Triangle x__x__ x__x__ x x x x____x Tambourine x x x x x x x x x

C. Practice-

1. Beat Instrument 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 # 1_______________________________________________________ # 2_______________________________________________________ # 3_______________________________________________________ # 4_______________________________________________________

D. Checking for understanding-

Create your very own 4 part rhythm focused piece for the percussion instrumentation of your choice! Then be able to perform your composition with your group. Or fuse all of the members of your groups creations for rhythmic mayhem!

E. Closure-

Now that we are almost finished the class, you can all read rhythms and determine note duration/ value. As well as being able to create your own rhythms, composing for four rhythmic parts and perform your compositions.

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