Lesson Plan #:AELP-MUS0006
Submitted by: Paul Marietta
Endorsed by: Don Descy, Mankato State University Date: February 21, 1997
Grade Level(s): 4,5,6,7,8 (This could be fun at any age level. The degree of difficulty could just be increased or decreased dependent on the class.)
This lesson is made so the students have examples of how syncopated rhythm sounds. The teacher is going to assign three different groups different rhythm patterns and different sounds. They are going to play them individually then together as a class.
Have the students understand rhythm in relation to music.
Background Information: If the students have not had any prior musical background, there will have to be a session of learning to rhythmic value of the notes.
- Students will understand how to make a syncopated pattern.
- Also how playing different patterns together can make a interesting rhythm.
Materials: Some paper for the different patterns, possibly a metronome.
Assessment: This will be a self-assessed lesson. After it is done, have a class discussion on how it could be improved, if possible.