Body Rhythm Echo

from 40 Simple Music Games

published by Bushfire Press

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Body Rhythm Echo

Musical Element:

Students recognise, and respond to, a given rhythm

Listening, playing

You Will Need:
Ears and bodies

Also Suitable for:
Middle Primary

Body Rhythm Echo

  • Teacher/leader plays a short (onebar) rhythm using body percussion
  • Class echoes.
  • Teacher/leader repeats rhythm - but uses a different body percussion sequence. (See demo video below)
  • Students must echo the rhythm exactly.
  • Students can be chosen to be leader.
  • Choose different time signatures.
  • Include vocal sounds as part of the rhythm.
  • Increase the difficulty level by extending the length of the rhythm.

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