Sing and move to a song with a 3/4 time signature.
Play a rhythmic accompaniment in 3/4 time.
Listen to this song while following along with the lyrics.
Play the B game: Stand up or sit down whenever a word is sung that starts with the letter B. For example, stand up on the word Bonnie, then sit down when Bonnie is sung again. This song gets a little tricky on the phrase bring back my Bonnie: (stand, sit, stand). Sing and play this fun game several times for everyone to be successful!
This song has a steady 3-beat pattern. A time signature that shows three beats in every measure is 3/4. As you practice moving and playing this 3-beat pattern, practice slowly without the recording until you are confident to do it with the recording.
Can you move to the steady beat with this pattern? Pat, clap, snap. Try moving in this way while singing the song.
(Note: Do not try to play the game while keeping this steady beat!)
Can you play a rhythmic accompaniment with this pattern? Sit in small groups of 3. Choose students to play on beats 1, 2, or 3. For example, drums play on beat 1, tambourines play on beat 2, and maracas play on beat 3. Try playing your instruments while singing the song.
Perform this song while dividing the class into 3 groups. Repeat the song until every student has the chance to perform in each group. Challenge each student to sing the song, no matter which group they are performing in!
One group sings and plays the B game.
One group sings and moves to the pat/clap/snap pattern.
One group sings and plays the rhythm band accompaniment.
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