1. Explore the difference between beats and rhythm.
What are they?
By definition, rhythm is the pattern of regular or irregular pulses caused in music by the occurrence of strong and weak melodic and harmonic beats. Simply put, rhythm is that music component that makes us move, or even just tap the foot, when we listen to a song.
Why do we care?
The use of rhythm instruments and music as learning tools enhances the development of auditory skills, fine motor skills, sense of rhythm, body awareness, and coordination of mind and body.
2. Tool: Metronome
-hand out sticks
-follow the beat (start slow then increase)
3. Pick a rhythm song and play along.
What is the difference between rhythm and beats?
Rhythm Stick Slide - 1/4,1/8 and 1/2 notes
Chair Symphony- student composition
Stick Dance (3-5) video - source article with written directions