Tuesday, October 4, 2011
A different version of Chopsticks
One of the central components of music for K, 1 and 2 is a development of awareness of the differences between beat and rhythm. This exercise using chopsticks and paper illustrates this wonderfully. 2nd graders are taught that paper represents the underlying pulse of the beat, while the chopsticks are the rhythm of long and short notes lying on top. The kids take turns creating rhythmic pieces which their fellow students must read and clap.