Beat vs. Rhythm
Students distinguish between rhythm and beat as they perform a variety of rhythm patterns using "shimmy/pop". They echo the teacher's rhythms and create their own.
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A-rhythm-etic. The Math Behind the Beats
Your learners will dance in their seats as this talented drummer connects math to music in a short video clip. Clayton Cameron shows how math puts the "cool" in various genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop, pop, R&B, and others,...
6 mins 6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Fractions, Multiples, Beats, and Measures
Students explore the relationship between math and music. In this cross-curriculum math and music lesson, students clap and count steady beats along with music. Students apply mathematical computation to interpret written music, such as...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Visualization of Rhythms in 4/4
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...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Play Music in a Rhythmic Manner
A big part of reading notes is knowing the counts or beats they represent. Fifth graders say, "Clap," then play the musical notes, paying close attention to the length of time each one is held or played. Sheet music for the rhythmic song...
5th Visual & Performing Arts