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The Rhythm Chairs Game is an active and engaging way to teach students beat versus rhythm. Students sit in chairs to show how many sounds are on each beat, with each chair representing one beat. In this level of the rhythm chairs game, students practice creating and speaking rhythms in 6/8. This game is a great way to review 6/8 while keeping students active and engaged.
You will need at least 4 classroom chairs to play this game collaboratively. You will need more if you choose to split your class into more than two groups.
--Instructions for a two-team game
--Instructions for a collaborative game
--Warm-up in which students learn review beat versus rhythm
—Warm-up in which students learn about simple versus compound meter
--Game slides with triplet, eighth note, quarter, and dotted quarter notes
--Bonus round with more challenging rhythms in 6/8