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Two, Four, Six, Eight

Two, Four, Six, Eight

Two, Four, Six, Eight is a great speech piece for differentiating beat and rhythm. The piece also provides a great opportunity for collaborating with your resident P.E. teacher, since you’ll need dodgeballs or basketballs for the activity. I would recommend...
Teaching Steady Beat with Beethoven

Teaching Steady Beat with Beethoven

Last month, I shared ideas on how to teach tempo using the art music of Florence Price, Johannes Brahms, and Alton Adams. Today, I’m going to share how you can teach steady beat using Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. STEADY BEAT WITH MOVEMENT & BODY...
Pass the Shoe

Pass the Shoe

If you follow my Drop the Needle Game on Instastories, then you will have heard this song yesterday. Pass the Shoe is a fantastic song and game for practicing steady beat. It’s a short song with a catchy tune, making it easy for students to internalize. The game...
Draw a Bucket of Water

Draw a Bucket of Water

Draw a Bucket of Water (sometimes known as Sugar Bowl) has a plethora of variations, with differences including time signature, key, rhythms, and pitches. Normally, I would use the version found in HNU’s American Folk Song Collection. However, for today’s...