# How can different rhythm cycles work together?

In this lesson, we will explore ostinatos, layering of musical ideas, polyrhythms and more complex time signatures.

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.How many beats is a dotted semibreve worth?

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Q2.How many beats is a dotted minim worth?

2/8

Q3.How many beats is a dotted crotchet worth?

3/8

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Q6.What is note subtraction?

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Q7.What is syncopation?

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Q8.What is improvisation?

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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.How many beats is a dotted semibreve worth?

1/8

Q2.How many beats is a dotted minim worth?

2/8

Q3.How many beats is a dotted crotchet worth?

3/8

4/8

5/8

Q6.What is note subtraction?

6/8

Q7.What is syncopation?

7/8

Q8.What is improvisation?

8/8

# Video

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# Worksheet

These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

Quiz:

# Layering rhythmic ideas: Exploring metre

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is an ostinato?

1/7

Q2.What is layering?

2/7

Q3.What is a polyrhythm?

3/7

Q4.What does the top number of a time signature tell you?

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Q5.What does the bottom number of a time signature tell you?

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Q6.Which of these is not an example of a simple time signature?

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Q7.Which of these is not an example of a compound time?

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Quiz:

# Layering rhythmic ideas: Exploring metre

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is an ostinato?

1/7

Q2.What is layering?

2/7

Q3.What is a polyrhythm?

3/7

Q4.What does the top number of a time signature tell you?

4/7

Q5.What does the bottom number of a time signature tell you?

5/7

Q6.Which of these is not an example of a simple time signature?

6/7

Q7.Which of these is not an example of a compound time?

7/7

# Lesson summary: How can different rhythm cycles work together?

## Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Jog

On the spot:
Dance