By Cathy Blair. For grades 5 to 7. Six fun and fast-paced rhythm games in one! 30 essential quarter note and eighth note (and rests) rhythm patterns are covered in this collection of collaborative learning games. All games are aligned with the National Standards. The games will help your students identify, perform, and improvise rhythm patterns drawn from a variety of musical styles. The included CD has music in a variety of contemporary styles and uses metronome markings from quarter note=100 to quarter note=125; each CD track begins with a 4-measure introduction. CD tracks 1-4 present each 1-measure rhythm pattern 3 times. Each of these tracks has 12 different rhythm patterns from the master list. CD tracks 5-8 present each 1-measure rhythm pattern 2 times. CD tracks 9-12 do not have pre-recorded rhythms. These tracks are designed for presenting 1-measure rhythm patterns (either reading from the Performer card or improvising) using singing, clapping, or instruments. Ideas are also given for ways to use the CD when students have become familiar with the original 6 games.
For grades 5 to 7.