Make short patterns: faster and slower, louder and quieter

Little Soundabout: Level 3 | Card: 19 | Category: Reactive

Help me to realise that patterns in sound can be made through regular change; use Soundabout Music Tracks: Patterns

  • Tap a beat on a drum: start slowly and get faster,and then stop, suddenly, and keep absolutely still and quiet
  • See how I react – do I get more excited as the beat gets faster? Do I seem surprised when you stop?
  • Now do the opposite – start fast and get slower, and then stop
  • Do you hold my attention, and do I seem to be waiting for another sound once you’ve finished?
  • Try making faster and slower patterns using different instruments and other soundmakers
  • Do I respond in the same way, irrespective of the kind of sound you are using, or do I respond more strongly to some than others?
  • I may react more strongly if you get faster and louder at the same time, or slower and quieter
  • Use Soundabout Music Tracks: Patterns