Patterns Using Crotchets

Sample Resources   Body Percussion 2

About this sample resource

This sample resource is part of a sequence of 9 lessons taken form MakingMusic:Body Percussion which help students to mark the beat with body actions – such as clicking, clapping and stamping and following a simple graphic score to develop a shared musical vocabulary around pulse and rhythm.

MakingMusic: Body Percussion 2 is designed to develop the following musical skills:

  • Responding to signals for start and stop
  • Feeling the pulse
  • Marking the beat by counting
  • Marking the beat by following a simple graphic score
  • Marking the beat with body actions (such as click, clap, tap, stamp etc)
  • Observing rests
  • Developing a shared musical vocabulary e.g. beat, pulse, crotchet, quaver, rest
  • Listening to others and performing as a group

Patterns Using Crotchets - Overview

In this section you will practice:

  • Clapping crotchets in time to the beat
  • Stamping crotchets in time to the beat
  • Tapping crotchets in time to the beat
  • Clicking crotchets in time to the beat
  • Using a combination of the above actions by following the video playalongs

Patterns Using Crotchets 1

Follow the pulse by counting 1 2 3 4

  • Clap your hands on all 4 crotchets of the bar

Patterns Using Crotchets 2

  • Follow the pulse by counting 1 2 3 4
  • Watch for the yellow flash to signal to go on to the next section
  • Try to read ahead so you are ready for any changes

Patterns Using Crotchets 3

  • Follow the pulse by counting 1 2 3 4
  • Watch for the yellow flash to signal to go on to the next section
  • Try to read ahead so you are ready for any changes

Patterns Using Crotchets 4

  • Follow the pulse by counting 1 2 3 4
  • Watch for the yellow flash to signal to go on to the next action
  • Select one of the sections and follow the graphic score making sure you maintain your part, following the pulse and keep in time

Key Learning and Vocabulary - Overview

Check your musical understanding of the following:

  • Marking the beat using crotchets (clapping, stamping, tapping, clicking)
  • Following a graphic score
  • Maintaining a part
  • Pulse
  • Beat
  • Crotchets
  • Metre of 4-strong