This file contains slides for the French folk song, Au Clair de la Lune. This song helps to prepare, present, and practice a whole note.
Hardest Rhythmic Concept: ta-a-a-a (whole note)
Other Rhythmic Concepts: ta, ta rest
I have included a copy of the song in case it is not one from your folk song collection.
This will help you:
- Prepare, present, and practice ta-a-a-a
There is an English version of the song file and a French version. Both versions include the following slides:
- Icons to keep the beat to the song
- Icons to show the rhythm of the song
- Hearts representing the beat in preparation for introducing the whole note
- Information about what a tie is
- Slides dictating the rhythm without a whole note (shows quarter notes tied together)
- Introduction slides for ta-a-a-a (with other syllable choices and a blank slide for those that use something else)
- Rhythmic notation of the song in standard notation
- Maps for finding France on the map
- Slide with original song file
- Printable cut-outs for students to practice matching rhythms with lyrics for added practice
- Interactive game for figuring out the rhythm of the song
This file is over 70 PAGES!
Looking for other songs to help teach Ta-a-a-a?
The Water is Wide
All Through the Night
Land of the Silver Birch
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