Learning to play an instrument can be enhanced by integrating the
important elements of music which include rhythm and intervals. Music creation broadens with an understanding of chords, basic chord progression, and the power of intervals. This activity aims to build these fundamentals with fledgling musicians.
This activity introduces the intervals of unison, second, third, fourth and fifth with a simple melodic exercise using the named interval.
Rhythms practiced include quarter (crotchet), eighths (quavers), and sixteenths (semiquavers) and the quarter (crotchet) rest. Word cues are written below the unison melody to aid in verbalising the rhythms. Use whatever works!
Students can write rhythm patterns that can be clapped or played on percussion instruments to accompany these interval melodies... perfect for duets with peers.