Presentation on theme: "Rhythm is easy to feel but quite hard to define, so let’s start thinking about it."— Presentation transcript:
Rhythm is easy to feel but quite hard to define, so let’s start thinking about it.
1. a) List the things in the world that have a rhythm. E.g. a heart beat b) What is it that they have in common?
You may notice that things with rhythm seem to have two types of sound which repeat to make a pattern. When we speak we hear them as unstressed syllables and stressed syllables. Unstressed syllables usually sound quieter or softer than stressed ones, which sound louder or harder.
Task – 1. Sing this famous nursery rhyme as a class. Ring a ring a roses A pocket full of posies A tissue, a tissue We all fall down 1. Now try clapping in time 2. Why do you think children dance and change direction when they sing it?
To work out the rhythm of a poem you can ANNOTATE or note down where the stressed or unstressed syllables occur. Above each stressed syllable put/ Above each unstressed syllable put. For example. /. /. /. /. / If music be the food of love play on