music literacy in primary schools

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Now that we’ve mastered the basic of music literacy, we’re ready to move onto some more advanced music literacy rhythms this week! For this music lesson, we’ll be a sound shaker, claves, a shaker and one of our new frame drums.


Rhythm 1

  • Use the rhythm ‘coffee tea coffee tea’ to sound out the notes
  • Now try clapping the rhythm while saying the rhythm
  • Using a sound drum, we’ll now play the rhythm

Rhythm 2

  • We’ll try rhythm 2 this time sounding out ‘tea coffee coffee tea’
  • Let’s mix up our clapping style by using body percussion
  • Now play the rhythm on the claves

Rhythm 3

  • Sound out this rhythm by saying ‘coffee coffee coffee tea’
  • Use body percussion again to clap rhythm 3
  • Now let’s use our shaker to play the rhythm

Rhythm 4

  • Call out this rhythm using ‘tea tea coffee tea’
  • Use body percussion or clap your hands to practice this rhythm
  • Now try playing it on a small frame drum



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Percussion in the Classroom – Series 4, Part 6 coming next week


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