Body Beat is a round robin game with a fun twist to keep students engaged!
First, you will need to think of a rhythmic pattern you will want everyone to clap when it is time. Start out your activity the way you would start out a typical round robin. But somewhere in the mix of cards there will be a "body beat" card. When a student comes upon this card they shout “body beat” (or whatever you want) and everyone claps the same pattern you had chosen in advance. Then it goes back to the round robin.
Rhythm found on the cards:
- Quarter note
- Eighth Note
- Sixteenth Note
- Quarter rest
- Half Rest
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