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Rain Rhythms

This music scheme of work for Key Stage Two gets the children to practise composing and performing four beat rhythm patterns to reflect ideas and expressions illustrating the weather. The class can choose vocabulary phrases to build their rhythm patterns to show how rain moves and sounds.

Practise composing and performing four beat rhythm patterns to reflect ideas and expressions illustrating the weather

Lesson One : Weather Sounds

Explore some of the musical techniques that can be used to create sounds representing different types of weather

Lesson Two : Rhythm Words

Select a range of word phrases to develop rhythm patterns that can be used to represent rain

Lesson Three : Changing Tempo

Compose and perform a selection of different four beat rhythm patterns at a range of quick and slow tempos

Lesson Four : Thunder and Lightning

Select and perform a range of different rhythm patterns that can represent a type of weather

Lesson Five : Rainstorm

Compose and perform a range of different rhythm patterns that can represent the sounds that can be heard during a rainstorm

Lesson Six : Storm Orchestra

Select and perform a range of rhythm patterns to represent a storm that can be played as a group composition

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