To understand syncopated rhythms

In this lesson, we will learn a traditional song from Nigeria, followed by an exploration of syncopated rhythms.

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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 does subdivision mean?

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Q2.Which instruments would you NOT find in a standard jazz ensemble?

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Q3.What does improvise mean?

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Q4.What was the job of the drum kit in the jazz ensemble?

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Q5.What was the role of the double bass in the jazz ensemble?

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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 does subdivision mean?

1/5

Q2.Which instruments would you NOT find in a standard jazz ensemble?

2/5

Q3.What does improvise mean?

3/5

Q4.What was the job of the drum kit in the jazz ensemble?

4/5

Q5.What was the role of the double bass in the jazz ensemble?

5/5

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Quiz:

To understand syncopated rhythms

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

Q1.What do we change when playing the game 'Switch'?

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Q2.Where is the song Funga Alafia orginally from?

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Q3.What does Funga Alafia mean?

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Q4.What does syncopation mean?

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Q5.What type of notation were you using to compose your own rhythms in this lesson?

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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:

To understand syncopated rhythms

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

Q1.What do we change when playing the game 'Switch'?

1/5

Q2.Where is the song Funga Alafia orginally from?

2/5

Q3.What does Funga Alafia mean?

3/5

Q4.What does syncopation mean?

4/5

Q5.What type of notation were you using to compose your own rhythms in this lesson?

5/5

Lesson summary: To understand syncopated rhythms

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