What better way to learn musical fractions than with pie! Students will use paper cutouts of rhythms to create their own pie using the musical "recipe" given to them. Each rhythm is assigned a common Thanksgiving food (or phrase) to indicate the rhythm. Eighth notes: turkeyQuarter: PieHalf Note: Mor
This is a worksheet meant to be a visual representation of how much of a measure a note takes up. This should probably be done in addition to traditional worksheets. This would be an excellent worksheet to do with a small group. Includes shading exercises at the end of the explanation.
Cut the slices on the white lines and use to help students visualize divisions and subdivisions within a measure. I used them for composition exercises to help students come up with more inventive rhythms. Let me know what other uses you think of!
At first, I made these out of styrofoam plates by hand to use in my music classroom to help my students visualize the divisions and subdivisions that fit into a measure. Later we used them to help students come up with more inventive rhythms for their composition assignments. If you think of other