Rhythm Content learning is facilitated by development of a sense of meter and a vocabulary of rhythm patterns. The rhythm patterns used in Mr. Clement's Rhythm Class learning sequence activities are organized according to meter classification (usual duple, usual triple, unusual, and so on) and rhythm pattern function (macrobeats, microbeats, divisions, and so on). Meters and rhythm functions are sequenced primarily according to familiarity.
Mr. George Clements will use percussion instruments of all types to teach the children to better understand and utilize the three elements of rhythm - macrobeats, microbeats, and melodic rhythm. They will be able to better perform and interpret all types of music as a result of the games, excercises and activities performed in this class. At the end of the week, the students will perform on the Enrichment Concert to display the skills that they learned throughout the week.