After last week’s lesson, I wanted to demonstrate to the kids how they can also use a score to see when all parts play at the same time. This highlights how everyone MUST be following the SAME steady beat!
Building on last week’s 2 measure rhythm, I added two more measures for both parts and asked 4 students to come up and create a 4/4 measure to fill them in:
As this class is broken up into 2 groups, this is what each group came up with:
- | I M I I | Z Z Z Z | I I M I | Z Z Z Z |
- |Z Z Z Z | d d | M I M I | d d |
- | I M I I | Z Z Z Z | d d | d I I |
- |Z Z Z Z | d d | I I M I | M M I I |
These were the final scores, as we kept messing around with them to see what we liked the best! Next week, kids will create their own 4 measure composition with their table mate complete with a score. For instrumentation on this first one, they can use whatever they have available at their tables. I can’t wait to see what they create!