Help me to start making simple patterns on musical instruments

Soundabout Life: Level 3 | Card: 22 | Category: Proactive

Use a range of different percussion instruments and everyday soundmakers

  • At first I may not realise that repeating an action like tapping a drum, for example, makes a pattern in sound
  • You can help me become aware by putting my hand over yours while you tap out a beat
  • If you fade this support, do I keep going?
  • It’s important to remember that it’s my brain you’re training, not my hand, and it may take me a lot of practice to learn how to make patterns on my own
  • Help me to build up a store of patterns in my mind by playing me Soundabout Music Tracks: Patterns
  • Show me how to make the same pattern on differing (but similar) instruments by placing them under the hand that I am tapping with
  • Try contrasting instruments; see what happens