Developing Rhythm & Dynamics

PRACTICAL THEORY

Throughout weeks 5 & 6, we developed our understanding of dynamics with Dynamics Fish.

DSC_0144The students were to choose one fish at a time, without seeing which dynamics were hidden beneath…

DSC_0143Their percussion instruments and Rhythm Flash Cards were all set up for them…

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They then played the rhythm using any instrument they choose, using the dynamics instruction on the back of the fish.

DSC_0145They kept going until all four fish were turned over.

We then sorted the fish into VOLUME & SPEED (Tempo) columns.

Volume: Forte (loud) Piano (soft)

Tempo/ Speed: Lento (slow) Allegro (Fast)

DSC_0147We then played the next Rhythm Flashcard (introducing Ta-aa) with COMBINATIONS of Volume & Tempo.

We found that it’s easiest to play FAST & LOUD, and SLOW & SOFT.

FAST & SOFT and SLOW & LOUD are a little more challenging!

We then moved onto the piano to keep playing pieces using the Magical Music Maker.

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