Basics of Beat is an all-in-one interactive lesson which guides students through the sights, sounds, and feel of steady beat. This slideshow keeps students fully immersed in the concept using real-life photographs, colorful backgrounds, and meaningful interactions. The slideshow has a classic, sophisticated design geared to attract both young and advanced music students alike. Best of all, the intuitive slideshow is perfect for a non-music substitute as well as a master music teacher! Students will enjoy this slideshow as part of a center or whole-group activity.
This is only the beginning of what is sure to be an epic series of “Basics”! Check out what’s already available:
Basics of Beat
Basics of Pitch
Basics of Rhythm
Basics of Harmony
—introductory slides with icon map and main menu for ease of navigation
—definition of a musical beat
—5 slides featuring the sounds of steady beat (e.g., heart beat, clock, metronome).
—4 slides featuring the sights/videos of steady beat (e.g., pendulum clock, heart monitor, conducting baton).
—4 slides with interactive musical excerpts (i.e., students are encouraged to use body percussion to keep a steady beat).
—3 slides of the musical opposites (i.e., sights and sounds that are not a steady beat).
—4 bonus slides with additional audio examples.
—4 slides with multiple choice questions (students click on the correct answer)
—1 slide with multiple bonus questions from which students can choose