Every Birdie loves to read rhythms and your students will love using these fun interactive PDF files to practice rhythm reading and partwork.
First, your students will decide if they’d like to perform a solo bird pattern, a duet bird pattern or a trio bird pattern. From there the students will practice reading the 8-beat patterns, written in 2-meter. If it’s a duet or trio your students choose, then after they practice the parts individually they will perform the parts together.
Students can also play the patterns on unpitched percussion instruments or improvise patterns on Orff instruments. You can also have them read the patterns while playing the rhythms on a given pitch on the recorder!
Two interactive PDFs are included in this file: one in traditional notation with note heads and one in stick notation without noteheads.
All rhythms are non-specific to a counting system. That is, which ever counting system you might use will work with this file! (Gordon, Takadimi, Chêvé, etc)
Rhythms practiced in this file:
ta ti-ti (quarter note, eighth notes)
tika-tika/tiri-tiri (four sixteenth notes)
tika-ti/tiri-ti (two sixteenth notes-one eighth)
If you like this file you might also enjoy:
Smitten with Rhythm Games
Smitten with Rhythm Bundled Set
Snowball Flurry: a Collection of Melodic Games
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