Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Creepy Rhythms

This week students are matching scary Halloween lyrics to rhythmic patterns. This ear-training exercise accomplishes two musical skills; understanding half, quarter, eighth note patterns, and using the ear to match words and syllables to each rhythmic pattern. First we say the words and clap the syllables, then we count and clap the rhythm cards. I think this make it easier for the student to match them up. Let’s see how everyone does!


I don’t know who wrote the lyrics, but Jennifer Fink at Pianimation.com created this fun set of lyrics and rhythm cards that are now a permanent part of my game collection and an annual event in October. Thanks Jennifer!

Here they are: 
http://www.pianimation.com/2009/10/29/12-days-of-halloween-rhythm-composing-activity/

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