These blocks are an eye-catching and engaging way to decorate your music room and teach basic rhythm combinations and syllables. Print and use these graphics as a board topper /runner, a bulletin board border, posters, an interactive bulletin board and/or rhythm and syllable matching activity.
This set includes plain blocks and blocks with Kodaly / Orff (ti-ki-ti-ki, ti-ri-ti-ri, ta-ka-di-mi) and Gordon rhythm syllables (du-ta-de-ta) in both color and ink-friendly printing formats. (When the gray-scale blocks are printed on colored paper, they appear to be color-printed, as the gray changes the color so blocks look shaded.)
This package includes two pages (six strips) of 2.5-inch colorful borders and 101 pages of large, 7-inch color and gray-scale blocks, which come in four formats: (1) color with notation only, (2) color with notation and rhythm syllables, (3) gray-scale with notation only, and (4) gray-scale with notation and syllables. Word strips (rhythm chanting syllables) are also included for creating an interactive bulletin board or matching activity. (Graphics can be scaled in printer settings to create larger or smaller images.) If you use a different rhythm chanting system, you can create your own syllable strips for the notation-only blocks or simply email me with your request.
My students love these, and I think your students will too. They are a great syllabic rhythm exploration tool and composition springboard. I often catch students looking at my border and silently practicing the rhythms. I often list short, theme-based, rhythmic phrases my students create below these 'bricks.' Plus this educational decor really brightens my classroom!
To see one example of how I use these blocks, check out my blog post, SEASONS SONG and RHYTHM BUILDING BLOCKS
If you need me to edit rhythm syllables (or anything else) to suit your preference, just email me. Please remember to leave feedback and email me if you have suggestions for improvement or questions about this product. Thank you for stopping by.
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