Learn to tap out the rhythms of three famous children's songs - Twinkle Twinkle / Three Blind Mice and Frere Jacques. This course is aimed at beginners. There is no need to be able to read music. All you need is the ability to count to four and a desire to learn.
The course is demonstrated using hand-drums but students can tap their hands on their knees or on a surface or even tap their feet.
This course will start right at the beginning - explaining the basic concepts underlying rhythm (pulse, meter and rhythm) and how to use the resources for this course.
We will then move onto tapping out the tune of Twinkle Twinkle. This song is in duple or 2-time. The next section involves tapping out the tune of Three Blind Mice which is in triple or 3-time. And then finally we will tap out Frere Jacques which is in quadruple time or 4-time.
Resources at each stage will include easy-to-read rhythm charts and mp3 playalongs.
- A desire to learn.
- No need to be able to read music.
- Something to tap out rhythms on - drums, table top, any hard surface etc.