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70 resources with the concept music beats

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Sound Uncovered

For Students 3rd - 10th Standards
Get your pupils ready for a mind-blowing, enlightening experience with Sound Uncovered, an interactive book which introduces us to the incredible world of sound and the mind's ear. Did you know that there is an entire branch of...
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Math with Jake: Frequencies and Pitch

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Be an octave above the rest. A musician explains how to write music in different time signatures. An interesting resource continues to demonstrate ratios using the pitch of musical notes and hertz. Pupils use a pitch table and determine...
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The Lowdown — A-Rhythm-Etic

For Students 6th Standards
Let the beat go on. A resource in the Math at the Core MS: Ratios series points out that fractions are integral to musical rhythms. The activity starts with a video to motivate the class. Classmates then work in pairs to create rhythms...
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Games for the Elementary Music Classroom

For Teachers K - 6th
Perfect for music specialists, classroom teachers, and substitutes, a packet of 18 games includes complete lessons as well as short activities for when you have some extra time at the end of class.
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This Is Your Brain on Music

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why does music affect people so deeply? Explore how music impacts the human brain through a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series. The narrator discusses the anticipatory elements in different styles of music and...
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Introduction to Music: Symphony

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Expose young elementary students to the works of one of the greatest musical composers, Ludwig van Beethoven. Using three progressive lesson plans to complete the unit, class members are able to distinguish low and high sounds, count the...
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"Mars" from The Planets

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Gustav Holst's The Planets provide young musicians an opportunity to examine how composers can create a suite: a collection of smaller pieces grouped to explore a single topic. After listening to "Jupiter," they examine "Mars" in detail,...
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Music Lesson Plan for Teaching Children with (Severe) Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Here's a packet of music activities designed specifically for children with autism. Kids learn greeting, echo, and repertory songs, as well as rhythmic patterns to play rhythm instruments.
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Equal Rhythms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Engage young mathematicians in learning about fractions with this cross-curricular math and music lesson. After listening to and repeating different beat patterns, children realize that musical notes are just another way of representing...
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Theater Arts/Creative Movement Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a series of five exercises intended to bring movement, dance, and theater into the classroom. Intended for special ed classes, but appropriate for any grade, learners will pantomime, play pretend, dance, move, and create...
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The Tango

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the music of Buenos Aires as they hear and then dance the Tango. They practice basic Tango rhythm, learn to sing the song, "Any Turkey can Tango," then practice a few Tango-riffic dance steps with a partner. What a...
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Kindergarten Music Time

For Teachers K
Little ones are led through a series of rhythmic songs and chants while they march, clap, and use their tummies as percussive instruments. They work on singing in pitch, chunking, and keeping a steady beat. 
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Exploring Pulse & Rhythm

For Teachers K - 2nd
When we play music, we count beats both high and low. This introductory music activity explores tempo and rhythm. Learners will follow along as they clap to the beat, they clap high in the air and low. A very good introductory lesson.
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Comparing Poems

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza...
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More Rhythm Hearts

For Students 2nd - 4th
Hearts take the place of quarter notes and help kids keep the beat. They fill in each square with a quarter note to indicate the length of each heart beat on the sheet. A very developmental way to teach a tricky concept. Tip: Introduce...
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Singing: "I Mailed Myself to You"

For Teachers 1st
Keeping a steady beat, singing soft, loud, and in unison - sounds like music class to me! First graders practice these skills while listening to the song, "I Mailed Myself to You" for Valentine's Day. This is a simple and age appropriate...
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Visualization of Rhythms in 4/4

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Counting the beats in a measure can be a kinesthetic process. Four chairs are placed in a row, each one represents a beat or count in 4/4 time. Kids sit in the chairs and act as quarter notes. When a child is removed, the rhythm changes...
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For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Beautiful music doesn't just write itself, but if you ever feel bad about procrastinating, remember that Mozart wrote the overture to Don Giovanni the morning it premiered. Introduce young scientists to the elements of sound including...
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Design of Music Instruments for a Rock Band

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Can you create a rock band? Scholars learn about the creation and transmission of sound in a hands-on STEM activity. First, they explore the transmission of sound using a tuning fork. Then, they must solve the problem of missing...
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Catch the Beat

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Use this rhythm and pattern activity during transition times or on it own. Start by introducing a rhythm with 2, 3, or 4 beats; use your feet, hands, or entire body to demonstrate. Once learners have figured out the pattern, they join...
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Math Problem Solving Using Musical Rhythms

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review musical notes. In this music measures lesson, 3rd graders identify the correct number of beats in a measure using permutations. Students use whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes to complete worksheets.
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Identifying the Beat

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders listen to various songs. For this musical properties lesson, 6th graders work in groups to identify musical selections, practice tapping the beat, review time signatures, and identify the meter of different songs.
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Reading Basic Music Notes

For Teachers 1st
First graders develop skills in reading music notes. In this reading music lesson plan, 1st graders clap and chant rhythm patterns and learn music vocabulary. Students also match patterns by listening to the teacher perform the pattern.
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Exploring Pulse & Rhythm

For Teachers K - 3rd
Your class can actually sing and clap along with this slideshow! Discuss the concept of rhythm or pulse, as it is called here. Learners will then clap out the rhythm to the songs, Fre-re Jacques and Row, Row, Your Boat.