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In class, we have been practising the rhythm game, "Boom, Snap, Clap." See if you can follow the rhythm, using body percussion.
Are you having lots of fun finding the pulse in your music lessons?
You can use anything to find the pulse. In school we have used our bodies, by clapping, tapping, stamping or moving. We have also used instruments, such as shakers, drums and tambourines.
How about making your own instrument to use with your music lessons?
Here is a video to give you instructions to make a drum using balloons with plastic bottles or jars. The drum is made using the same principles as a regular drum, and will make a sound. It’s also a great way to reuse plastic and help save our planet!
Always get an adult’s supervision with scissors. You may also need an adult to help you stretch the balloon over the opening of the plastic bottle or jar.
How will you decorate your drum? Do you have paint, or stickers? You could use glue and wind wool or ribbon around it, or cover it with coloured paper to make it look really bright and colourful.
What will you use to hit your drum? Lolly sticks might work well. Would a spoon make a different sound? Can you use your drum to find the pulse in your favourite song?
Remember, when you are discussing the music, you need to use the musical vocabulary that you have learned in school. Here is a list of the words you need to know and their definitions:
Pulse - the strong beat in the music
Rhythm - this is a repeated pattern of sound
Pitch - the frequency of the sound, is it high, like a smoke alarm, or low, like a motorbike?