A variety of slides to introduce children to rhythm and composition through stomping, clapping and percussion instruments. You may print these out or display on the Smartboard.
How to use document:
-stomp each fruit separately with the children walking in a circle/around a carpet. Movement enhances understanding. Discuss the number of stomps (beats) each fruit has.
-express the same fruit sounds through clapping and percussion instruments.
-move on to expressing the fruit patterns through clapping/stomping or musical instruments incorporating dynamics, speed and a game of comparing the fruits based on their beats.
-I go through these slides within many lessons, only focusing on a few slides at a time depending on what lesson I’m teaching that day: Composition/Dynamics/Tempo, etc. Once you’ve got the concept of the fruits down, you can introduce eighth notes, quarter notes, sixteenth notes and the like and help children connect the notes with the fruits. Use the fruits as reference. It’s also much easier for children to compose their own songs using fruits as manipulatives/in their mind instead of titi tah.
Use with Kindergarden students.