Lesson 5: Make a break in Africa

Developing the complexity of the rhythms from Lesson 4, children work in groups to create an eight beat break and then perform as a class, with each group joining back in with their rhythms until everyone has played

Learning Objectives

  • Creating a break which fills eight counts

  • Playing my break accurately

  • Playing my break in time and in the correct place

Teacher Video: Make a break in Africa

Note that this Teacher Video is the same as the Teacher Video in the previous lesson


Make a Break in Africa PowerPoint
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