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the arrangement of sounds and silences over time.

Rhythm can be:

  • Simple
  • Complex
  • Repetitive


Discussion points:

  • Effect on mood/feel
  • Can be layered
  • Matches the tempo



  • Listen to the following clip of compositions where rhythm plays an important role:

                    Gustav Holst: The Planets, Mov’t I: Mars, the Bringer of War


  • Create and perform your own simple rhythm pattern
  • Create and perform your own complex rhythm pattern
  • Create multiple layers of rhythms (using Groove Pizza)




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