Improvising and Composing Lesson 1
Improvising and Composing with Familiar Rhythms, Drums, and Barred Instruments
Introduction and Lesson 1
There are four lessons in this series.
Students will identify, compose, read, and perform 16-beat rhythms
containing quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, syncopation, and quarter rests. They will compose and perform melodies using Dorian mode, accompany themselves using a tonic drone bass, and play with two ostinati accompaniments.
Download the lesson here: Improvising and Composing with Familiar Rhythms Lesson 1
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This looks like a terrific lesson. Considering that most students have very little prior experience, what age level would you suggest I do this lesson with. (I teach k – 8.) thanks!