Level A Traffic Jam Sessions will engage your students in listening, analyzing, playing, and reading rhythms containing ta, ti-ti, and rest. These 12 different rhythm sessions are thoughtfully designed so they can be taught and performed in a variety of ways:
Unison four-beat or eight-beat rhythm practice
Four-beat ostinatos, layered – two groups, each plays and repeats a different line at the same time
Four-beat rhythm canons – two groups play and repeat all eight beats, one group starting four beats after the other
Two-beat rhythm canons – two to four groups play and repeat all eight beats, starting two beats apart
Jam Sessions progress gradually in difficulty, and each session consists of three pages: (A) words and graphics, (B) rhythm notation with words/graphics, and (C) notation alone. Moving through sessions in ABC order helps build skills/concepts.
Using a projector during Traffic Jam Sessions will help you guide students and keep them focused. For composition activities, rotating drum circles, or teaching without a projector, print, and cut cards containing desired rhythm patterns. (The images print nicely in gray-scale or color.) Printed cards are great for facilitating drum circles. Multiple rhythms can be layered, and students can practice a variety of rhythms as they either pass the cards or rotate to different instruments. A detailed teaching guide is included.
If you and your students like my PEANUT BUTTER JAM SESSIONS
, you'll love Traffic Jam Sessions!
You might also be interested in my LEVEL B TRAFFIC JAM SESSIONS
, which include 12 sessions that teach ta, ti-ti, tiki-tiki (tiri-tiri), ti-tiki (ti-tiri), tiki-ti (tiri-ti), and single eighth note with eighth rest.
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