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An introductory music lesson.
 

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC:
RHYTHM

A music lesson on understanding rhythm. Includes printable teaching reading comprehension lesson worksheets.

 

Objectives:

  • Define  rhythm, measure, and tempo
  • Illustrate rhythm in everyday life
  • Explore examples of rhythm in class


Suggested Grades:

2nd Grade - 3rd Grade - 4th Grade

 

  

 
 
 

 

RHYTHM LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the Rhythm reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions.  Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.

 

Lesson Excerpt

Rhythm is a steady beat divided into measures.  A measure is a section of a rhythm pattern in music.  Measures usually contain four beats, although this is not always the case.  The pace of the rhythm is determined by the tempo.  Tempo is how fast or slow the rhythm is moving.  Rhythm is a fundamental force of life.  All things have rhythm.

Examples of rhythm that you come across every day are a clock and your heartbeat.  Think of how the second hand of a clock makes a noise every time one second passes.  The noise that the clock makes every second has a rhythm.  The tempo is the speed of that noise.  Now take a minute to feel your heartbeat.  Your heartbeat will not always have the same rhythm or tempo.  The rhythm and tempo of your heartbeat can change depending upon your level of activity or other factors. 

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LESSON PRINTABLES

Rhythm Lesson and Worksheet

Print this music worksheet for this lesson.

 Includes reading passage, and worksheet.

 

 

 

 

 

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