Add a technology twist while learning how to compose and play simple rhythms. This power point is designed to be used by the students in build mode, this allows them to move the notes and rest around creating their own 8 beat rhythm that the class will play.
Musical symbols are introduced by using the universal symbols on CD players and TV remotes that many students already understand.
Have a classroom iPad? This makes for a great center lesson, small groups can work together creating and playing their own music. If an iPad is not available, students can take turns creating their work for the whole class to play.