Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rhythm Lesson # 4


Note Values Lesson Part I

Review with your child:


Instructions:
Show your child the notes shown below. Tell your child that some notes have stems, some notes have holes, some notes have stems and flags, and some notes are filled in. Below is an example of the 5 common types of note values:












Tell your child that when you put these notes together you get rhythm. Below is an example of rhythm. Notice also how the pulse stays consistent no matter what the rhythm is:















Note Pyramid:
Below is an example of a note pyramid. Explain to your child that at the top of the pyramid there is a whole note. 1 whole note is divided into 2 half notes. 1 half note is divided into 2 quarter notes. 1 quarter note is divided into 2 eight notes. 1 eighth note is divided into 2 sixteenth notes.














Exercise: Practice Drawing Notes:


Print out the picture below, and have your child practice tracing each note. Then, have your child practice drawing each note on a separate piece of paper. You may print staff paper here . You may also click here to print out a worksheet for note tracing.










12 comments:

Marie N. said...
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Marie N. said...

Love the photo! Are you the teacher there?

I remember Dad saying he got good at fractions as a youngster from learning music. I can see the same in my kids.

Munchkins and Music said...

No, I am not the teacher in the photo however, I love the photo too!

Kaci said...

Awesome photo I agree...I wish I knew how to play guitar. Someday!

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

How young or old do kids need to be to grasp this?

Mandy said...

Come over and collect your award(s)! :-)

Munchkins and Music said...

6th graders can understand this well.

Daniele said...

great blog, glad I stopped by & I'll be back. thanks for coming over to visit & commenting. You are welcome anytime! We love music too in our home, both my husband & I play instruments & sing. So the kids are destined to love it. LOL Thanks for all of the information. I'll link to here if that's okay.

Michelle A. said...

I love your resources Andrea!

titus2woman said...

OH what an AWESOME BLOG!!!! *THANK YOU!* soo very much for leaving me a comment so that I could follow your link back and be so BLESSED! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Sheena said...

6th grade was when I first started learning this also. You know, until I started reading your blog, I kind of forgot how much musical information I knew, and honestly took for granted. I never realized what a blessing it was to learn about music at a young age. You've revived my goal of including music more in my daughters' lives. Thank you. :) Love reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Your rhythm is wrong in the last measure. You have a half note followed by three quarter notes, which equals 5 beats, but you have four quarter notes (4 beats) as the pulse underneath. You need to omit one of the quarter notes on the top line.