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Abby Blair

Student Instructions

Write a Rag

We're going to compose the way that Scott Joplin did! In ragtime music, he loved to use advanced rhythms in one hand while the other hand kept a steady beat. Today we will compose the advanced rhythm. 1. Select some of the rhythm word options we've learned: maple leaf, St. Louis, jazz, and ragtime. Write a word on the space under each box so that you have a total of 8. 2. Next, decode the rhythm and the notation in each box. 3. Practice saying your rhythm, clapping it, patting it, and finally playing it on an instrument. Your instrument should be set up using the notes G A Bb B D and E. Find a friend to keep the beat for you on a G. 4. When you have practiced your rag on an instrument, tap and record your final composition. You can always ask a friend or your teacher to provide the steady beat part of your rag. 5. Always remember to click to share and save your work. You can always come back and edit it!.

5th Grade, Music
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Write your word selections on the lines and put your notation in the boxes.