Recognizing Same and Different Rhythm Patterns

Recognize same and different rhythm patterns

Wayne Jefferson
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C.S.44 (Bronx, New York)

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Notation Software




General Music


Computer-Music Ace Software


35 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

This is an introductory lesson in steady beat and rhythm patterns.

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 5: Reading and notating music.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.


Keyboard-computer-projector-Music Ace (software)


Students will successfully perform rhythm patterns and recognize same and different rhythm patterns.



  1. Explain and demonstrate a rhythm pattern using body parts (Hand clap-Foot stomp-Finger snap)-5 minutes
  2. Use call and response to demonstrate rhythm patterns – 5 minutes
  3. Students will create a rhythm pattern for the entire class to echo-5 minutes
  4. Teacher will demonstrate two rhythm patterns using a different source-2 minutes (Are the two rhythm patterns the same or different)
  5. Students will create two different patterns/class will echo – 5 minutes
  6. Teacher will create a rhythm on two different objects.-2 minutes
  7. Using prepared rhythm patterns, teacher will model reading each pattern- 5 minutes
  8. Have students participate with Music Ace software as a review – 5 minutes


Students will be able to recognize and demonstrate same and different rhythms

Follow Up:

Use the steps under procedures to help students transfer what the have learned to instruments.This lesson could also be done with pre-recorded music.

Items to Purchase:

Music Ace (Software) Computer-Projector

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