This unit develops pupils’ awareness of the importance of pulse as a fundamental upon which music is built and performed. Through the integrated activities of performing, composing and listening, pupils will begin to develop their own feeling for and awareness of a regular pulse. Pupils will be able to make a clear distinction between pulse and rhythm and learn to use rhythm grids as a method of recording rhythms. Pupils are introduced to note values and notation and compose, perform and notate their own rhythm compositions including time signatures and the grouping of note values into bars to form regular units.                        

Element Focus - Rhythm, Texture

Year 7 Unit 2 - Rhythm and Pulse

Learning, Listening, Composing & Evaluating Activities
Performing Activities - Songs & Scores
Starter & Plenary Activities
Supporting Activities - Cover & Homework

Exploring Rhythm & Note Values

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Starter/Plenary 1

Note Duration Flash Cards

Starter/Plenary 2

Rhythm Clock

(contains accompanying notes and suggestions)

Starter/Plenary 3

Rhythm Notation

Starter/Plenary 4

Note Values Notation Matching

Starter/Plenary 5

Simple Time Signatures

(useful for display and throughout unit)

Starter/Plenary 6

Compound Time Signatures

(useful for display and throughout unit)

Starter/Plenary 7

Rhythm & Pulse

Definition Dominoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 8

4/4 Assorted Rhythms Flash Cards

Starter/Plenary 9

“Big Notes” 4/4 Rhythms Flash Cards

Audio 11

Hung Up - Madonna

Audio 12

110bpm Pulse

(can be used in any rhythm or clapping game to keep the pulse or steady beat)

Audio 13

144 bpm Pulse

(can be used in any rhythm or clapping game to keep the pulse or steady beat)

Audio 14

Rhythm Backing

(can be used in any rhythm or clapping game to keep the pulse or steady beat)

Starter/Plenary 10

Note Durations Poster

(useful for display and throughout unit)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 11

Percussion Rhythm Grid

Starter/Plenary 12

Half Beats into Rhythm Grids

Starter/Plenary 13

Learning about Note Values

Starter/Plenary 14

Tea, Coffee & Soup

Starter/Plenary 15

A Journey on the Circle Underground Line

Starter/Plenary 16

My Rhythm & Pulse Learning

 

 

 

Cover/Homework 1

Rhythms Word Search

Cover/Homework 2

Watch the Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 1

Pulse Piece Composing Sheet

Worksheet 2

Evaluating Pulse Pieces

Worksheet 3

Musical Maths

Worksheet 4

London Underground Rhythms Sheet

Worksheet 5 Composing Underground Music

Worksheet 6

Standard Tube Map

(for use with Worksheet 5)

Worksheet 7

Large Print Tube Map

(for use with Worksheet 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 8

Listening to The Viennese Musical Clock

(uses Audio 8)

Audio 8

The Viennese Musical Clock - Kodaly

Audio 15

Finding the Pulse

 

(5 extracts for pulse/beat or time signature identification)

Audio 16

Watch the Time

 

(6 longer extracts for pulse/beat or time signature identification)

Worksheet 9

Checking the Pulse

 

(uses Audio 17)

Audio 17

Checking the Pulse

Presentation 1

Blank 4-part eight-beat rhythm grid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score 1

The Rite of Spring

Rhythm Score

Audio 1

The Rite of Spring - Stravinsky

 

Audio 2

The Rite of Spring

First Line Rhythm

Audio 3

The Rite of Spring

Third Line Rhythm

Audio 4

The Rite of Spring

Sixth Line Rhythm

Audio 5

The Rite of Spring

Seventh Line Rhythm

Audio 6

The Rite of Spring

Eighth Line Rhythm

Audio 7

The Rite of Spring

Ninth Line Rhythm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score 2

Ostinato Bells

MIDI 1

Ostinato Bells

(all parts together)

Score 3

Talking Drums

MIDI 2

Talking Drums

Part 1

MIDI 3

Talking Drums

Part 2

MIDI 4

Talking Drums

Part 3

MIDI 5

Talking Drums

Part 4

MIDI 6

Talking Drums

All 4 parts together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song Sheet 1

I Got Rhythm

MIDI 7

I Got Rhythm

Song Melody

Audio 9

I Got Rhythm

Piano Version

Song Sheet 2

Ticking Clocks

MIDI 8

Ticking Clocks

Part 1

MIDI 9

Ticking Clocks

Part 2

MIDI 10

Ticking Clocks

Part 3

MIDI 11

Ticking Clocks

All parts together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song Sheet 3

And all Stations To

MIDI 12

And all Stations To

Rhythm Track

Song Sheet 4

Oom-pah-pah

MIDI 13

Oom-pah-pah

Song Melody

Audio 10

Oom-pah-pah

Song Example

Song Sheet 5

The French Grenadiers

MIDI 14

The French Grenadiers

Song Melody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song Sheet 6

My Grandfather’s Clock

MIDI 15

My Grandfather’s Clock Song Melody

(Accompaniments and further teaching resources available from Sing Up! WWW web link)

 

 

 

 

 

Scheme of Work

Lesson Plan (PDF)

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Lesson 1

Exploring Pulse and Accents

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson 1

Resource Bundle

Lesson 2

Exploring Rests and Rhythm Grids

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson 2

Resource Bundle

Lesson 3

Exploring Half Beats into Rhythms

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson 3

Resource Bundle

Lesson 4

Exploring Note Durations & Musical Maths

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson 4

Resource Bundle

Lesson 5

Exploring Marches, Waltzes

& Time Signatures

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson 5

Resource Bundle

Lesson 6

Exploring Underground Music

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson 6

Resource Bundle