Soul Music Unit Music Assessment
Seat the Beat (Rhythm)
1. Place four chairs in the front of the room. Explain that each chair represents one beat in a 4/4 measure of music.
2. The teacher will call upon a student to choose a chair and decide which note value they would like to represent: a quarter-note (sitting), eighth-note (share a chair with a friend), or rest (stand in front of chair).
3. Have students create variations of note values in the 4/4 measure of music; then the rest of the class clap the rhythm that is represented in the chairs.