Learning to read the rhythm through body percussion and games

Using different body parts and their sounds can be also a useful tool to learn how to read different rhythmical figures. In the next videos, you will see one simple progression with the use of body percussion and games to help children start to read music. This system was introduced to our regular classes by MAP El Sistema mentor Francis Gagliardi and is inspired by the system of Zoltan Kodaly and you can read more about it at this link: https://www.musical-u.com/learn/what-is-kodaly-and-how-does-it-relate-to-ear-training/

Phase 1: Learning the quarter, eight notes, and sixteen notes 



2. Phase 2: Adding the "silence" and making our own memory game with notes 




Phase 3: Using memory cards to create games for two



Phase 4: Adding colors to the challenge


Phase 5: Reading with different body parts and note shapes (advanced):


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