Semiquaver Strategy

Semiquaver Strategy

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Learning Intentions/ Objectives/Outcomes

By the completion of this strategy students will be able to:

  1. Aurally identify semiquavers as four even sounds on a single beat.
  2. Aurally identify crotchets, quavers, crotchet rests & semiquavers in known and unknown songs.
  3. Accurately read and perform semiquavers in known and unknown songs.
  4. Write semiquavers in stick notation and on the stave using known and unknown songs.
  5. Improvise and compose rhythmic patterns using semiquavers

Prerequisite skills / knowledge

  1. Students existing rhythmic vocabulary includes: Beat, Rhythm, crotchets, quavers and crotchet rests
  2. Students will have a repertoire of folk songs using semiquavers that they will be able to perform competently (well in tune and at a steady tempo) without the aid of a teacher
  3. a. Students will be able to sing known songs while performing the beat in a variety of ways.
    b. Students will be able to sing known songs while performing the rhythm in a variety of ways.
    c. Students will be able to sing known songs while performing the beat and rhythm simultaneously.

Songs for teaching semiquavers 

Dinah

Winter’s Coming

Art Music Connections:

Dance of the Mirlitons from the Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikovsky

Rondo alla Turca – Mozart

Can Can – Offenbach

Preparation – Aural Discovery Objectives 1 and 2 and Visual Discovery Objective 1 

Present

Practice

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