Exploring Rhythm: the Cup Song

Exploring Rhythm: the Cup Song

Last Friday we looked at some basic musical concepts such as the beat, tempo, rhythm, the quarter and eighth notes.  We learned that a beat is a basic unit of time (the pulse), tempo is the speed of our beat, and that rhythm is the organization of beats over time.

We did a bit of Boomwhacking on some different rhythmic examples, and also got to make our own rhythms with plastic cups by learning some basic rhythms as well as the Cup Song.

In case you forgot some of the rhythms we explored, take a look at the video below and learn the Cup Song!  It reminds me of the marching band’s snare drum.