This is a great lesson if you are looking to add technology to your music class. I used this lesson with 3rd through 6th grade and they loved it!!
In this lesson students will use a drum grid to notate a drum pattern. It makes it easy to transfer the information to digital drum machines that can be found online, in music software and apps. I have recommendations in the lesson plan of the free online drum machines I have used with my classes. Students love being creative and coming up with their own beats!
There are 4 sheets attached to the lesson plan.
Page 1 - Instructions on where to find online drum machines and step by step instructions.
Page 2 - Explains how drum machines work to the students and provides some example beats to start with.
Page 3 - Explains how to fill out the drum grid and provides two grids to create two 1 measure rhythms.
Page 4 - 4 grids on this page to create a four measure rhythm pattern.