Summer SAVY 2017, Session 5/Day 4- The Math in Music (Rising 1st)
Our fourth day was a blast! We worked on performing various rhythmic patterns and learned how to decode patterns we hear! Students even translated text of songs into written rhythmic notation.
We spent a good portion of the morning reviewing even and odd numbers and applying the concept to rhythmic sounds. We drew pictures of Even Steven and Odd Todd and classified numbers. Then, students finished up their rhythm compositions and analyzed them to determine how many even and odd sounds their musical piece contained! The children are excited to share them with you tomorrow – they sound great!
At the end of class, we solved some addition and subtraction problems to figure out how many sounds were in a rhythmic piece. Students also created their own algorithm to make a rhythm pattern. Some students even included multiplication in their equation – it was so impressive!
We can’t wait to meet with you tomorrow morning! We have a special song that we have been working on and then students will show you what we have been learning in class! See you then!
Ms. Jessica Lawson