### Rhythm

```CREATING A RHYTHM
COMPOSITION
Rhythm: The arrangement of long and
short sounds within a beat.
Composer: Someone who creates
music.
Notation: A set of written symbols used to
represent music
Composition: A piece of music
Rhythm Notation Vocabulary
• Whole Note
• Whole Rest
• Dotted Half
• Half Rest
Note
• Half Note
• Quarter Note
• Eighth Note
• Sixteenth Note
• Quarter Rest
• Eight Rest
Notation Vocabulary
• Time Signature: Shows the beat of the music and how
many beats per measure
• Bar line: Divides music into measures
• Double Bar Line: Shows the end of the composition
• Repeat Sign: Shows to repeat the composition or a
section of the composition
• Measure: The group of music in between bar lines
Find the
following in the
composition:
• Whole Note
• Half Note
• Quarter Note
• Eight Note
• Sixteenth Note
• Time
•
•
•
•
Signature
Bar Line
Measure
Double Bar
Line
Repeat Sign
Complete this pyramid so that each line equals four beats. Remember each
note has a different number value of beats.
Whole=
4 beats
Half=
2 beats
Quarter=
1 beat
Eighth=
½ beat
Sixteenth= ¼ beat
Let’s work with time signatures
math problems?
Let’s compose a Rhythm Composition
together…. Requirements
:
4 measures long in 4/4 time.
Use at least four different rhythms/rests.
Make a “final- sounding” ending.
Rhythm Packet Practice
• With a partner create four measures of rhythm in 4/4 time.
• When done, raise your hand for me to check the math.
• If correct, practice counting what you created while
clapping the rhythm together (Help each other…you
should sound like one person!).
• Make sure you are starting together, staying together and
stopping together.
Rhythm Composition #1
Task: Create, notate and perform a rhythm composition with a partner.
Step 1
• Using the rhythm
packets, create a rhythm
composition with your
partner.
• As you create, work
together towards an
interesting composition
Composition
Requirements:
• 4 measures long in 4/4
time.
• Use at least four different
rhythms/rests.
• Make a “final- sounding”
ending.
Step 2
• Notate your
composition clearly so
that anyone else could
• Reflect on the
“Notating your
Composition” Rubric
before handing in your
composition.
• Hand in final copy.
Step 3
• You will get your
final copy of your
composition back.
• Select rhythm
instruments to
perform your
composition for
the class.
• Practice, reflecting
on the
“Performing your
Composition”
Rubric
• Perform your
composition from
instruments.
Exceeds
•
•
•
Meets
Our composition is •
interesting.
Thought was put
into the sound and
flow of the piece.
•
Our composition is
notated clearly and •
neatly.
Our time spent
composing and
notating was used
wisely and to the
fullest!
Progressing
Needs Work
Our composition
meets all the
requirements.
•
Our composition is
•
missing some of the
requirements.
Our composition is
neatly notated.
•
The notation of our
composition is hard
incorrectly.
Our time spent
composing and
notating was used
wisely.
•
We could have used
our time spent
composing and
notating better.
•
We noted rhythms
on the paper but we
did not demonstrate
an accurate
understanding of
rhythm.
We did not work
well together or use
our time spent
composing and
notating wisely.
Exceeds
Meets
Progressing
Needs Work
•
The performance of
our notation was
played with ease.
•
The performance of
our notation was
accurate. We played
what we wrote.
•
•
The performance of
our notation was
incorrect for most of
the performance.
•
Our counting of the
rhythm was precise
and together.
•
We maintained a
throughout the
performance (The
tempo did not
change).
The performance of
our notation was
accurate for the most
part. We played
what we wrote with
a few mistakes
BUT…
•
We lost our place in
the music.
•
We did not maintain
tempo sped up or
slowed down) OR…
•
We did not
demonstrate an
understanding of
counting rhythm.
•
We did not start
together, stay
together or stop
together OR…
•
We did not work well
together or use our
practice time wisely.
•
Our counting of the
rhythm was incorrect
a
•
We could have used
our practice time
better.
•
Our time spent
practicing was used
wisely and to the
fullest!
•
•
•
We started together,
stayed together and
stopped together.
Our counting of the
rhythm was correct.
We used our practice
time wisely.
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