Fall Fun in the Studio! Part One

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Lisa Barwell | Fall

I’ve been thinking for a while that I should start doing a blog, but I kept putting it off because I wasn’t sure what to write about.  Well, finally I’m going to just dive in and show everyone what fun we’re having in the studio this fall!                                   

We have done several activities so far this fall.  Here is one of the activities that my beginning students enjoyed:

Bottle Cap Rhythms

I’ve been saving bottle caps from water jugs for quite a while thinking they’d eventually come in handy. 

I wrote notes and rests on them and we used popsicle sticks for bar lines.  These students haven’t learned time signatures yet, but we still practiced creating rhythms with four beats per measure which was a great review for math! 

To write in the beats, we used little candy corn erasers that I bought at Target for $1.  I wrote the beats 1, 2, 3, and 4 on several of them so we could place them underneath the rhythm we created. 

I’ll be showing you another way we used these erasers in another post.  They have proven to be incredibly useful!