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Rhythm

Rhythm

This audio content features listening games on the topic Rhythm. It's intended as a fun way to encourage listening skills and as a stimulus for speaking activities. For more information refer to the complete Teacher's notes.

Transcript

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

CHILDREN: Music, I can hear music.

PRESENTER: Music. Was the music fast or slow?

Listen again.

CHILDREN: Fast, the music is fast!

PRESENTER: That fast music is played on the guitar. Listen again.

Is this music fast or slow?

CHILDREN: Slow, the music is slow.

PRESENTER: That slower music is played on the flute.

Listen again. Is this music fast or slow?

CHILDREN: It was slow but then it got faster.

PRESENTER: Slow at the start and then faster. Listen again,

what can you say about the speed of this music?

CHILDREN: It's fast, it's slow, it's fast again.

PRESENTER: The music is fast at the start and then it slows down. Then it's fast again at the end.

Listen to some more music. Put your hand in the air when the music is fast and bring it down again when the music is slower.

Listen carefully.

Phew! That music is slow, then fast, then slow, then fast, then slow and then fast again to end.

Listen, what can you hear?

CHILDREN: Slow music, the music sounds scary. It's a bit frightening.

PRESENTER: Scary music! Listen again and clap along with me to the slow music. Ready?

And stop clapping now. Listen, what can you hear?

CHILDREN: Faster music, the music sounds happy. It was fun.

PRESENTER: That's happier, faster, music. Listen again and clap along with me. Ready?

Keep clapping with me...

And stop clapping now.

Listen to this music...

Clap along with me. This time I'm going to stop clapping and you're going to clap along without me. Ready?

Keep clapping along with me...

Clap with the music again. This time the music is going to stop and we're going to keep clapping. Ready?

Let's give those clapping hands a rest. Listen.

Can you say what makes that sound? Listen again...

CHILDREN: A cymbal, it's a cymbal.

PRESENTER: It's a cymbal. Listen to this music. Put your hand high in the air when you hear the cymbal and then put it down again. Ready?

Listen again. This time the music has more cymbals. Put your hand high in the air every time you hear a cymbal...and then put it down again.

Listen again. When you hear the cymbals this time, clap three claps with the music like this...

Ready to clap with me?

Do that once more without me. Remember, after each cymbal clap three times with the music. Ready?

Music that is fast, music that is slow. Sad music, happy music. Music all around us...everywhere we go.

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