Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sixteenth Notes ♬

Fourth and Fifth grade classes have been working on singing, identifying, performing, and creating rhythm patterns using sixteenth notes.  ♬  They reviewed how the sixteenth notes are related to fractions: 16 of them fit into one measure of 4/4 time and they are 1/16 of a whole note!


Then, they learned a folk song called "No One in the House" that incorporates sixteenth notes in the melody.  After learning a pattern using body percussion, they were able to transfer the pattern to the mallet instruments.  Next, the students practiced creating their own rhythm patterns and practicing them using alternating hands on individual bars.  Finally, we were able to combine all of these elements together for a performance!  They did a fabulous job!  Check out some pictures of the students hard at work:


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