Syn-CO-Pa

Grade 3 is learning how to spice up music with syncopated rhythms. First we had to learn that eighth notes (Ta-Di) can be beamed together or separated and each have a flag. That means these two rhythms are performed the same way: As are these...
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Notating Pitch

Today in Grade 3, students worked on notating La-Sol-Mi patterns on a three-line staff. This is part of our unit exploring how music can be appreciated and understood. In this activity, students developed better pattern recognition and learned...

Down to the Baker’s Shop

Students in Grade 3 are exploring improvisation using four levels of body percussion; stomp, pat, clap, and snap. The goal is to “play what you say.” The rhythm of the words should match the rhythm of their body percussion, which is a...