Rhythm

LESSONS

Lesson 1 - Introduction to Rhythm Concepts

  •  Layers of rhythm
  • Big Beats (Macrobeats) vs. Little Beats (Microbeats)
  • Defining Meter
  • Beat vs. Flow
  • Continuous Flowing Movement

Lesson 2

  • Meter: Duple
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral
  • Functions: Macrobeats and Microbeats
  • Directions: 1. Move to Macrobeats and Microbeats. 2. Listen to a series of patterns. Echo the patterns on a neutral syllable (BAH). 

Lesson 3

  • Meter: Triple
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral
  • Functions: Macrobeats and Microbeats
  • Directions: 1. Move to Macrobeats and Microbeats. 2. Listen to a series of patterns. Echo the patterns on a neutral syllable (BAH). 

Lesson 4

  • Meter: Duple
  • Skill Level: Verbal Association
  • Functions: Macrobeats and Microbeats
  • Directions: 1. Label Macrobeats and Microbeats. 2. Listen to a series of patterns. Echo the patterns on using rhythm solfege.

Lesson 5

  • Meter: Triple
  • Skill Level: Verbal Association
  • Functions: Macrobeats and Microbeats
  • Directions: 1. Label Macrobeats and Microbeats. 2. Listen to a series of patterns. Echo the patterns using rhythm solfege.

Lesson 6

  • Meter: Duple & Triple
  • Skill Level: Improvisation
  • Functions: Macrobeats and Microbeats
  • Directions: Listen to the pattern, and chant a pattern in response that is different.

Lesson 7

  • Meter: Duple
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral & Verbal Association
  • Function: Divisions
  • Directions: 1. Label Divisions in Duple meter. 2. Listen to a series of patterns. Echo the patterns using rhythm solfege.

Lesson 8

  • Meter: Triple
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral & Verbal Association
  • Function: Divisions
  • Directions: 1. Label Divisions in Triple meter. 2. Listen to a series of patterns. Echo the patterns using rhythm solfege.

Assessment - Duple vs. Triple

  • Directions: Listen to the patterns to determine if they are in Duple or Triple meter.

Macrobeats and Microbeats only

Macrobeats, Microbeats and Divisions


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