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70 resources with the concept music beats

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Finding Your Pulse Rate

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders demonstrate how to find their pulse and count the beats after a certain amount of time. In cooperative pairs, 5th graders use a stopwatch to keep track of their partner's heart rate in seconds. Pairs make a graph from their...
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The Baby Elephant Walk

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners use the song Baby Elephant Walk to practice following a steady beat. In this coordinated movement lesson, students discuss baby elephants and their movements. Learners listen to the song 'Baby Elephant Walk' and follow the...
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Beat the Beat!

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Young scholars develop a sense of pulse by listening to music with strong beats. In this music beats lesson plan, students listen to marching band music examples. Young scholars then practice showing the beat while listening to the song.
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Rhythm Beginnings

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the facets of rhythm. In this rhythm lesson, students examine beat, steady beat, and tempo as they follow the model of their instructor.
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Musical Rhythm and Pulse

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music instructional activity, students examine the use of rhythm and pulse in musical pieces. They practice clapping beats that include rests in the given rhythm boxes. They compose their own beat in a rhythm box.
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"Viennese Musical Clock"

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders learn about musical patterns as they play a game called fudge. Students are assessed based on whether they were able to identify and play a steady beat, use the appropriate form, and clap the rythmic patterns.
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MUSICAL MYSTERIES

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils explore the concept of steady beat and develop listening skills.
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Native American Friendship Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students demonstrate the proper steps in sequence to the Native American Friendship Dance.
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Bubble Gum Band

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils discover how to play quarter note and quarter rest patterns by accompanying pre-recorded music with bubble gum pops. They chew to the beat of the music. Using four chairs with a student sitting in one, they pop bubbles each time...
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Form, Rhythm, and Melodic Motives: Fiber

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars examine basic song form and 4/4 meter. They sing a song about diet and nutrition while identifying examining the rhythm of the song. They discuss why fruit and fiber are important to health.
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Rhythm Pizza

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students make a real pizza and add rhythm toppings. They make sure that each piece of pizza has 4 beats. Each note show how many beats it receives underneath and each piece of pizza must have a number sentence verifying they have the...
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Valentine Heart Game

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen to a song. In this rhythm and beats lesson, 1st graders sing the song "Love Somebody", clap the beat, clap the rhythm patterns and improvise their own patterns for the song.
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Music in South India-Kerala

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify various instruments and styles of music from South India-Kerala. In this music lesson, students discover main languages of South India and the Kathakali dance drama. High schoolers discuss the types of singers and...
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Where's the Beat?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders march to the patriotic song, "You're a Grand Ole Flag" to enable teacher to discover which children are on the steady beat. Students who have "found the beat" take turns holding American flags.
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GHOSTBUSTERS DANCE

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students demonstrate the concepts of time through movement, beat, and rhythm.
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Notating a Rainy Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young singers learn how to notate the rhythms and melodies of a familiar song using Kodaly hand signals and manipulatives. Individuals then create their own compositions and sing them using Kodaly notation.
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Kodaly Hand Signs Game

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Kodaly hands signs let singers see elements of music like pitch and tonal function. After practicing the signs, choir members engage in a game that requires individuals to sing and sign a pitch.
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To The Beat

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice their throwing and catching skills. They identify the different types of music and have fun different ways to throw and catch. They practice throwing and catching according to the differenty rhythms that they hear in...
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Dynamics

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders recognize and identify the three types of balance. They analyze and identify the type of balance used in various works of art. Students create a symmetrically balanced work of art. They use a ruler, shape templates, an...
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Beats

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students view the hand out, "The Importance of Being Ernest" script. They discuss the meaning of "beats" in that plays are divided into scenes, into beats, each with its beginning, middle, and end. They take turns playing the different...
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Music

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders incorporate two formal music lessons into the core curriculum. They study whole notes and rests, syllables of the musical scale and practice singing.
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Rhythm II

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this music worksheet, students study rhythm and learn that it is made up of beat, tempo and meter. Students look at 4 visual patterns and draw what comes next. These are not as easy as they seem.