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Mercedes Romero-Fernandez

Body percussion - Patterns

Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade
Subjects: Music

Student Instructions

Today you will be working with body percussion sounds - Click on the links to move to the different pages Watch the video to learn about the activities in the clickable board PAGE 1: Home page - Click on the links🔗on the boxes to go to the different activities PAGE 2: WARM UP- This a game of 'Clap the rhythms back' - Follow the video PAGE 3: MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS - In this activity you have to drag the icons into the boxes to make your own body percussion patterns. - Roll the body percussion dice 🎲 (Press play ▶ to start and pause ⏸ to stop). - Place the item appearing in the dice in the first box. - Repeat these steps until all of the boxes are filled with a body percussion item. Congratulations!! You have created your own body percussion pattern now you have to learn it and perform it. - When you are ready click mic and record your body percussion pattern. Click check to stop the recording. Click check when you have completed the work. WHY? - Rhythm skills are an essential part of the music learning journey. Interpreting patterns and counting hare closely related to numeracy and literacy and it helps improves memory and boosts self-esteem. Body percussion and movement encourages physical activity and coordination.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This activity has been created for young musicians to develop their rhythm skills. It helps them keep a sense of beat/pulse and it encourages compositional skills. More body percussion icons/images can be added to increase difficulty. Students can also be asked to place two of the same items in some of the boxes to start getting a sense of one beat and half beats. Adapt according to your students needs. It can be used as a starter activity in a longer lesson or as a standalone short activity.