Pulse and rhythm

In this lesson, we will learn about pulse and rhythm. We will learn some new songs and keep a steady pulse. We will then use musical symbols to perform rhythms. To finish there is a quiz to test your knowledge!

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.

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Quiz:

Understanding rhythm and pulse

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

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

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:

Understanding rhythm and pulse

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

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

Lesson summary: Pulse and rhythm

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