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Pentatonic Composition

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In this lesson, I had my 3rd grade students assign pitch syllables to a given rhythm. All they had to do was touch and drag the pitch syllable under their given rhythm and together they composed a song. I used the pentatonic scale simply because that was where we were at the time. It could be used at any grade level with pentatonic or major scale. The kids LOVED it and are anxious to see what we're going to do with it next! (I am too!) I'm going to enter their song into Garage Band and from there we'll add accompaniment and even lyrics if my students are feeling particularly inspired!

The rhythm was entered as a music font. I found a free downloadable font called MusicSync that I use. I imagine you'll see q's and n's if you don't have the font.

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sholten Posted by: sholten

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Thanks for the heads up on

Thanks for the heads up on the free font download. The page opened fine for me but the notes were a bit jumbled for whatever reason. I can move things around and work with it.

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    Oct. 11, 2009
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Marcie Kumor
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