After composing 4-bars of rhythm, grade 5/6’s worked together in groups to perform their rhythms. It was up to their creativity to decide if they were playing the same rhythms, combining rhythms, or playing rhythms at the same time. Most groups did an excellent job of applying themselves to create a performance in the time they were given.
March 24, 2014 by khornby
March 18, 2014 by khornby
The Grade 1’s have been exploring using patterns to make a rhythm. They used colour to represent each percussion instrument in their group. They played their instrument when it was their turn in the pattern. Great collaboration! I wonder if we could make our patterns more complex?
March 14, 2014 by khornby
In Grade 5/6, the students have been composing their own rhythms in simple time (4/4). Today, they began playing their completed rhythms on an instrument of their choice. Some students challenged themselves by playing the rhythms that others had composed. Other students challenged themselves by trying to play their rhythm at the same time as someone playing a different rhythm – this was very tricky!
March 6, 2014 by khornby
The grade 4’s have been learning the value of half, quarter and eighth notes. They have been creating their own rhythms using these notes. They have been applying wonderful problem solving skills, in ensuring that each bar adds to 4 beats. A half note equals 2 beats, a quarter note is 1 beat, and an eighth note is 1/2 a beat.
Home Learning Question: What rhythm can you create that equals a bar (4 beats)?