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# Lesson Two

. Watch the video and see how easy it is.Learning to read rhythms • This is the quick Dr. Ruth method to learn to read rhythms.

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When we clap two sounds on a beat. The rhythm now looks like: .Pictures to reading When we clap one sound on one beat it is called a crotchet and we say tah. like bun-ny we call them quavers and we say ti-ti.

Now try writing the rhythmic notation of the second rhythm on slide two. 2. It should look like this.1. . Clap the rhythm and say it at the same time.

. The 4beat rhythm above would look like this 1. Write the correct notation for the other rhythms on slide 2. Now clap the rhythms and say them at the same time. 2.Writing a new rhythm Do you see a new rhythmic figure in the example above? That’s right! On beat 3 “alligator” has four sounds. These are called semi-quavers and when we clap them we say ti-ka-ti-ca.

5. Perform it using body percussion (clapping. Put four groups together to create a 16 beat composition. or snapping). bunnies. Teach the concepts that you have just done to your own class. 6. stamping. patting. Make manipulatives for the children (fish. Divide your class into small groups and allow them to create four beat rhythms. This process should take a couple of days. 2. and alligators). 4. Let each group perform for the class. 3. . Create new rhythms with the pictures and then write them using musical notation. Allow the groups to exchange rhythms and see if they can perform them.Practicing the concept of rhythmic reading 1.

Documenting your learning 1. 2. Describe the process that you used with your class. Include one of the 16 beat compositions that your class has written. 3. Include a short video clip of your class performing their compositions. 4. What were some of the successes and challenges that you and your class encountered? .

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