Lesson 5: Pulse and Rhythm

After identifying the pulse in several songs, pupils practise performing either the pulse or rhythm to highlight the differences between the two

Learning Objectives

  • Playing the pulse

  • Playing a rhythm

  • Creating a rhythm


Pulse and rhythm key takeaways

Teacher Video: The name game

This is the same video as in lesson 1

Teacher Video: Favourites song

This is the same video as in lesson 1

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