2/2 Time Signature Rhythms

2/2 Time Signature Rhythms

Janine Lempke
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Wamogo Regional High School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:



High School




Computer, Sibelius


42 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

-Understanding of 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 signatures.
-Notation, dictation, counting, clapping, and singing of rhythms in the above time signatures.

NAfME Standard of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME Standard of 1994: Reading and notating music.

NAfME 2014: Creating 

NAfME Standard of 1994: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
NAfME Standard of 1994: Evaluating music and music performances.

NAfME 2014: Responding 


-Musica, die ganz lieblich Kunst by Johann Jeep, edited by John Leavitt
-Musica Sibelius worksheets.
-Blank manuscript worksheet


-Students will demonstrate understanding of 2/2 time through clapping and counting of rhythms.
-Students will demonstrate understanding of 2/2 time in context of song.


-Teacher will create rhythm excerpts from Musica with Sibelius and blank manuscript.
-Students will echo clap and count rhythms of various time signatures.
-Teacher will teach 2/2 time signature and notation.
-Students will clap and count rhythms in 2/2 time.
-Students will take dication of rhythm patterns using notation.
-Students will clap and count Musica Sibelius rhythm excerpt.
-Students will count and clap Musica rhythm from original score.


-Student participation.
-Student dictation worksheet.

Follow Up:

-Create Scorch file of worksheets for posting to school web site for homework use.
-Record student quartets for assessment of rhythmic understanding.

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