Composing with Rhythms Bundle

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Composing with Rhythms is a bundle of guided composition activities. Students will practice performing and reading rhythms via body percussion, the poison pattern game, and iconic and standard notation. Then, students will use the printable manipulatives to help them compose their own rhythms using half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, quarter rests, and syncopation. They’ll write down their finished pieces using the worksheets included.

This resource is perfect for:

✅ elementary music teachers

✅ middle school music teachers


✺ PowerPoint Presentation

  • steady beat warm-up
  • rhythm warm-up
  • poison pattern game
  • rhythm reading practice
  • composition instructions
  • bonus challenge for early finishers

✺ Printable (black and white) rhythm cards, in standard and stick notation

✺ Worksheets (half-page) for students to write out their finished pieces


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Composing with Rhythms: quarter & barred eighths

Composing with Rhythms: quarter rest

Composing with Rhythm: barred sixteenths

Composing with Rhythm: half note

Composing with Rhythm: syncopation

Basics of Rhythm

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