2/2 Time Signature Rhythms

Janine Lempke
singpraz@sbcglobal.net
Wamogo Regional High School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Notation

Level:

High School

Class:

Choral

Equipment:

Computer, Sibelius

Duration:

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.

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 5: Reading and notating music.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
MENC 7: Evaluating music and music performances.

Materials:

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

Objectives:

-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.

Procedures:

-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.

Evaluation:

-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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