Improvising rhythmic patterns

In this lesson, we will begin to clap rhythmic patterns in a call and response pattern. We are going to learn what improvising means and how to create a rhythmic improvisation pattern. We will also revisit our song and make up some body percussion patterns to fit the pulse.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the pulse?

1/5

Q2.Which of these symbols represent a 1 beat note? (1 clap)

2/5

Q3.What is the rhythm?

3/5

Q4.What is a time signature?

4/5

Q5.What type of song is Step back baby?

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the pulse?

1/5

Q2.Which of these symbols represent a 1 beat note? (1 clap)

2/5

Q3.What is the rhythm?

3/5

Q4.What is a time signature?

4/5

Q5.What type of song is Step back baby?

5/5

Video

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Improvising rhythmic patterns quiz

Helping you to assess what you've learned in this lesson

Q1.Which of these is a definition of improvise?

1/5

Q2.Which of these responses did you use in our new song?

2/5

Q3.What is the rhythm?

3/5

Q4.What do you need to remember when you 'plug the gap'?

4/5

Q5.When improvising what do you need to do?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Improvising rhythmic patterns quiz

Helping you to assess what you've learned in this lesson

Q1.Which of these is a definition of improvise?

1/5

Q2.Which of these responses did you use in our new song?

2/5

Q3.What is the rhythm?

3/5

Q4.What do you need to remember when you 'plug the gap'?

4/5

Q5.When improvising what do you need to do?

5/5

Lesson summary: Improvising rhythmic patterns

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