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Heather Broadbent

Rhythm Games - Introducing Rhythms

March 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM

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Rhythm Cards are a great way to introduce rhythms to your students.  If you are not able to find a set they are very easy to make on your own.  In this video I discuss the rhythm cards and how to incorporate them into group lessons via rhythm games with the children.  They are great for all instruments and not only the violin.  Have an assortment of instruments around for the children to use when reading the rhythm cards.  You can easily divide up the group into two teams and have a friendly competition between the two or have the two teams do rhythm duets when they get more advanced and confident in reading the rhythms.  Currently here in Gabrovo, Bulgaria I introduced the children to rhythms and found words in Bulgarian to match the rhythms. So if English is not your first language find words in your first language that match the rhythms. In the past I had many boy students so I used Green Bay Packers for two quarter notes and two eighth notes (very fitting living in Wisconsin and the boys were packer fans). Use whatever words the children would enjoy:) Enjoy, be creative and Have fun with Rhythm Games.


 


www.musicmindgames.com/realrhythmcardsset

Friday, I taught my Bulgarian children music class and we used the boomwhackers for rhythm exercises and they love them.

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Music books to use with your boomwhackers:)







Boom Boom! Holiday Fun! For Boomwhackers Musical Tubes
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Boom Boom! Holiday Fun! For Boomwhackers Musical Tubes
By Chris Judah-Lauder. Classroom/Pre-School; Music Appreciation; Other Classroom. Christmas; Winter. Book & CD. 48 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.BMR07022CD)...more info








Whacked on Classics (Collection)
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Whacked on Classics (Collection)
(Music of the Masters for Boomwhackers® and Other Instruments). By Tom Anderson. Expressive Art (Choral). Softcover with CD. 40 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.9970419)...more info








BoomWhack Attack!
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BoomWhack Attack!
(Music Fun With Boomwhackers and Other Instruments). Arranged by Tom Anderson. Music Express Books. Softcover with CD. 32 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.9971000)...more info








Boom Boom! Boomwhackers on Broadway (for Boomwhackers Musical Tubes)
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Boom Boom! Boomwhackers on Broadway (for Boomwhackers Musical Tubes)
Arranged by Gayle Giese. Classroom/Pre-School; Music Appreciation; Other Classroom; Play-Along. Broadway. Book & CD. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.BMR07021CD)...more info








Boom Boom! Popular Movie and TV Songs for Boomwhackers Musical Tubes
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Boom Boom! Popular Movie and TV Songs for Boomwhackers Musical Tubes
Arranged by Gayle Giese. Classroom/Pre-School; Music Appreciation; Other Classroom; Play-Along. Movie; TV. Book & CD. 44 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.BMR07016CD)...more info

In this video I demonstrate other Musical instruments to introduce rhythms :)Remember you don't need to buy anything to practice rhythms. Take a spoon and pot from the kitchen, put rice in a small tupperware container and you have a maracca. Your body is a musical instrument - jump up and down or clap your hands to the rhythm. Have the children clap each others hands:) Many activities can be used to practice rhythms.

Musical Instruments for Rhythm Games

Happy Practicing!

Heather Broadbent

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