This set of PowerPoint presentations contains a short traditional "Roses are red, violets are blue," Valentine's poem, set in a triple meter chant, along with the rhythm patterns to match the chant phrases. The rhythm patterns are presented in both 3/4 and 6/8 meters.
How to use these slides:
Set up readiness for this activity by first guiding your students in listening, chanting, and moving to triple meter patterns and music. Introduce reading using your favorite learning sequence. Most of us present triple meter using either 3/4 or 6/8, so begin with the meter that is the most familiar to your students. Present the Valentine Rhythms PowerPoint in that familiar meter. Next, introduce the the “other” triple meter and present the Valentine Rhythms PowerPoint in the unfamiliar meter.
Level 1: Teacher chants phrase, students echo. Teacher chants rhythm pattern, students echo.
Level 2: Students read phrase and rhythms.
If your students are up for a music reading challenge, try out the enrhythmic patterns presentation which guides students through and explanation and comparison of the 3/4 and 6/8 patterns that sound alike, followed by six practice slides and a bonus printable worksheet.
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