Lesson 2: Pulse and rhythm

Children are introduced to syncopation (playing the ‘off-beat’) and practise identifying and performing different rhythms

Learning Objectives

  • Playing on the off beat

  • Recognising the on beat

  • Playing a syncopated rhythm

Teacher Video: Pulse and rhythm


Pulse and Rhythm PowerPoint
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Laura Barr,  
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In her 14 year teaching career, Laura assumed the roleA particular job you do as part of a larger task. of Music Lead, and was Head of Music in a large secondary school. Laura has a passion for working with…
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