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70 resources with the concept music beats

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Sound Uncovered

For Students 3rd - 10th Standards
Get your pupils ready for a mind-blowing, enlightening experience with Sound Uncovered, an interactive book which introduces us to the incredible world of sound and the mind's ear. Did you know that there is an entire branch of...
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Math with Jake: Frequencies and Pitch

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Be an octave above the rest. A musician explains how to write music in different time signatures. An interesting resource continues to demonstrate ratios using the pitch of musical notes and hertz. Pupils use a pitch table and determine...
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The Lowdown — A-Rhythm-Etic

For Students 6th Standards
Let the beat go on. A resource in the Math at the Core MS: Ratios series points out that fractions are integral to musical rhythms. The activity starts with a video to motivate the class. Classmates then work in pairs to create rhythms...
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Games for the Elementary Music Classroom

For Teachers K - 6th
Perfect for music specialists, classroom teachers, and substitutes, a packet of 18 games includes complete lessons as well as short activities for when you have some extra time at the end of class.
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This Is Your Brain on Music

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why does music affect people so deeply? Explore how music impacts the human brain through a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series. The narrator discusses the anticipatory elements in different styles of music and...
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Introduction to Music: Symphony

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Expose young elementary students to the works of one of the greatest musical composers, Ludwig van Beethoven. Using three progressive lesson plans to complete the unit, class members are able to distinguish low and high sounds, count the...
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"Mars" from The Planets

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Gustav Holst's The Planets provide young musicians an opportunity to examine how composers can create a suite: a collection of smaller pieces grouped to explore a single topic. After listening to "Jupiter," they examine "Mars" in detail,...
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Music Lesson Plan for Teaching Children with (Severe) Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Here's a packet of music activities designed specifically for children with autism. Kids learn greeting, echo, and repertory songs, as well as rhythmic patterns to play rhythm instruments.
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Equal Rhythms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Engage young mathematicians in learning about fractions with this cross-curricular math and music lesson. After listening to and repeating different beat patterns, children realize that musical notes are just another way of representing...
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Theater Arts/Creative Movement Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a series of five exercises intended to bring movement, dance, and theater into the classroom. Intended for special ed classes, but appropriate for any grade, learners will pantomime, play pretend, dance, move, and create...
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The Tango

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the music of Buenos Aires as they hear and then dance the Tango. They practice basic Tango rhythm, learn to sing the song, "Any Turkey can Tango," then practice a few Tango-riffic dance steps with a partner. What a...
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Kindergarten Music Time

For Teachers K
Little ones are led through a series of rhythmic songs and chants while they march, clap, and use their tummies as percussive instruments. They work on singing in pitch, chunking, and keeping a steady beat. 
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Exploring Pulse & Rhythm

For Teachers K - 2nd
When we play music, we count beats both high and low. This introductory music activity explores tempo and rhythm. Learners will follow along as they clap to the beat, they clap high in the air and low. A very good introductory lesson.
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Comparing Poems

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza...
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More Rhythm Hearts

For Students 2nd - 4th
Hearts take the place of quarter notes and help kids keep the beat. They fill in each square with a quarter note to indicate the length of each heart beat on the sheet. A very developmental way to teach a tricky concept. Tip: Introduce...
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Singing: "I Mailed Myself to You"

For Teachers 1st
Keeping a steady beat, singing soft, loud, and in unison - sounds like music class to me! First graders practice these skills while listening to the song, "I Mailed Myself to You" for Valentine's Day. This is a simple and age appropriate...
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Visualization of Rhythms in 4/4

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Counting the beats in a measure can be a kinesthetic process. Four chairs are placed in a row, each one represents a beat or count in 4/4 time. Kids sit in the chairs and act as quarter notes. When a child is removed, the rhythm changes...
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Sound

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Beautiful music doesn't just write itself, but if you ever feel bad about procrastinating, remember that Mozart wrote the overture to Don Giovanni the morning it premiered. Introduce young scientists to the elements of sound including...
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Design of Music Instruments for a Rock Band

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Can you create a rock band? Scholars learn about the creation and transmission of sound in a hands-on STEM activity. First, they explore the transmission of sound using a tuning fork. Then, they must solve the problem of missing...
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Catch the Beat

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Use this rhythm and pattern activity during transition times or on it own. Start by introducing a rhythm with 2, 3, or 4 beats; use your feet, hands, or entire body to demonstrate. Once learners have figured out the pattern, they join...
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Math Problem Solving Using Musical Rhythms

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review musical notes. In this music measures lesson, 3rd graders identify the correct number of beats in a measure using permutations. Students use whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes to complete worksheets.
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Identifying the Beat

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders listen to various songs. For this musical properties lesson, 6th graders work in groups to identify musical selections, practice tapping the beat, review time signatures, and identify the meter of different songs.
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Reading Basic Music Notes

For Teachers 1st
First graders develop skills in reading music notes. In this reading music lesson plan, 1st graders clap and chant rhythm patterns and learn music vocabulary. Students also match patterns by listening to the teacher perform the pattern.
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Exploring Pulse & Rhythm

For Teachers K - 3rd
Your class can actually sing and clap along with this slideshow! Discuss the concept of rhythm or pulse, as it is called here. Learners will then clap out the rhythm to the songs, Fre-re Jacques and Row, Row, Your Boat.
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What's in a Song?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students listen to several selections from the Virtual Gramophone website, practicing skills with beat, rhythm and pitch.
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Dance is B.E.S.T.: Time

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Learners demonstrate dance activities and rhythm activities to whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes. They clap and move to notes individually and in 16 count metric phrases. As they create different 16 count metric phrases and...
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Munchy Music and Musical Money

For Teachers K - 5th
Students, using various media such as M & M's, Skittles, or pennies, create notes on lined pieces of paper. Once they have created several notes on various lines, the teacher asks each student to sing (or hum) their melody....
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Tempo Train

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students learn tempo, beat, and rhythm through reciting Engine, Engine, Number 9 and listening to the song "Freight Train". They analyze beat patterns and rhythm and copy it through clapping and walking.
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Note Twister

For Teachers 1st - 6th
A creative "twist" on music education; the teacher re-creates the game Twister putting notes on the game board, not using the colors but mixing up the notes all over the board. Through this activity, pupils become familiar with the...
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Lining Up!

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners use an army chant to line up at the door before class is over. They learn the difference between talking and singing voices. This activity focuses the students on a single activity and shifts their focus to something fun while...
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Rhythm, Beats, Pitch

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders demonstrate keeping a steady beat to music. They sing melodic patterns and recognize the rhythm in a song. Students sing with accurate pitch and good breath support. They perform eighth, quarter, and half notes through...
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Jazz and Math: The Beat Goes On

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars collect real data through listening, counting and timing jazz pieces.They use ratios, rates, and proportions to report collected data and demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of rhythm and tempo in music.
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Rock the Rocky Road

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders keep a steady beat, pay attention to tempo and watch the conductor.
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Native American Music and Dance Activity

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students demonstrate keeping steady beat through practice exercises and stepping to the beat using instruments such as conga drums, tambourines and rhythm sticks.
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Play Music in a Rhythmic Manner

For Teachers 5th
A big part of reading notes is knowing the counts or beats they represent. Fifth graders say, "Clap," then play the musical notes, paying close attention to the length of time each one is held or played. Sheet music for the rhythmic song...
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Music Patterns

For Teachers K - 1st
Little ones can listen and follow along with the images to practice making rhythmic patterns. They clap and play to a variety of simple beats. This is a great way to build coordination, listening skills, pattern recognition, and music...
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Create Your Own Afro-Latin Groove

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The backbone of Latin American music is the beat! Young musicians work on blending Afro-Latin rhythms and beat patterns before incorporating the major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, and blues scales in their own compositions.
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Latin Rhythms: Mystery Unraveled

For Students 6th - 12th
There is an indescrible energy to Latin American music—but if you know your music theory, it's not so indescrible after all. A thorough packet provides definitions for terms like bolero, charanga, shekere, and tumbao before listing...
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The Cookie Jar

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Here is a simple music game for first and second graders. The game uses the song, "Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?" All of the students clap to the beat while singing the tune. The object of the game is not to miss a single...
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Instruments in Action

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars explore different types of instruments. For this music measure and music beats lesson, students classify instruments. Young scholars show eight measures and four beats through speaking, moving and playing.
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Beat vs. Rhythm

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students distinguish between rhythm and beat as they perform a variety of rhythm patterns using "shimmy/pop". They echo the teacher's rhythms and create their own.
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Rhythm and Rhyme

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students listen to and identify the similar rhyme pattern of two rhymes and apply those concepts to a group creation of a new rhyme. They discover that the given rhyme comes from India by learning a little background information on India.
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Rhythm and Rhyme

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students compare the given rhyme to another rhyme that they already know (I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly). Students listen and identify the similar rhyme pattern of the two rhymes and apply those concepts to a group creation of...
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3-5: Rhythm Beginnings

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils explore tempo.  For this rhythm beginnings lesson, students differentiate between steady and unsteady beats.  Pupils clap a variety of tempo and then move to the tempo of a song. 
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Fractions, Multiples, Beats, and Measures

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the relationship between math and music. In this cross-curriculum math and music lesson, students clap and count steady beats along with music. Students apply mathematical computation to interpret written music, such as...
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An Apple Themed Instrument Activity

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners, depending on their ages, learn about rhythm, keeping time with music and the beats various poetry suggests. Using a poem about apples, the teacher instructs students about beats and keeping time to music.
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Illustration # 1: Source of Illustration

For Teachers K
Students play a game of imitating steady beats by mimicking the instructor. They use drums and repeat the game by echoing rhythmic patterns. The patterns may vary in degree of difficulty according to each individual's ability.
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Vitamin A

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students identify and pat the beat, move to and play quarter notes, half notes and eighth notes to create a factory movement and instrument improvisation.
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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
Students develop a sense of pulse by listening to music with strong beats. In this music beats instructional activity, students listen to marching band music examples. Students 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.