New Solfege Blocks Pages Included!
If you love using Abby Blair's Beat Blocks using Mega Bloks, these 26 SMARTboard pages will help your music students learn to differentiate between Steady Beat and Rhythm, experience Curwen hand signals and solfege, compose rhythmic and melodic patterns, layer rhythms, have experiences writing musical notation, and have fun building and working with a partner.
The interactive lessons are a fun way to experience deeper the music concepts. You do not need Beat Blocks to use these activities.
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'Build a Beat' allows the students and teacher to rearrange patterns and is a quick assessment opportunity.
'Memory Game' is a fun challenge for students. The teacher taps a rhythmic pattern on the back of a student and they pass the pattern onto the person in front of them. The students use the Beat Blocks to arrange the pattern they felt. There is a scoreboard to tally points. This is a great kinesthetic lesson and is like the 'telephone game'.
'What Do You Hear?' is a great listening lesson for students. There are two versions for easy rhythmic patterns and more complex. The students ALWAYS cheer when they get the correct pattern.
'Salami Singing' includes the solfege ladder, a 3 line staff with dots and another with rhythmic values. Students can compose simple melodic patterns and also be assessed on their listening skills.
There are also activities to explore 2/4 and 6/8 meter.
Written activities are included and you can print so students have the opportunity to practice copying rhythms, create their own patterns, and work in groups to layer rhythmic patterns. You can transfer these to instruments, voice or body percussion.
There is an Orff lesson using 'Engine, Engine Number 9' using movement, instruments and even a train conductor. Students explore steady beat vs. rhythm, movement, melodic exploration and form. There is a keyboard aid that can be tapped so that the bars disappear to create the pentatonic tones.
The Solfege Pages allow your students to explore the steps to singing.
Perfect for Orff, Kodaly and General Music Teachers.