G6 U2 – CREATE AN 8 MEASURE RHYTHM PHRASE

Working Individually – Formative Assignment

Compose an 8 measure rhythm composition which is based on a one-measure rhythmic motif. Then develop your rhythmic ideas from your one measure motif by altering OR modifying the rhythm.

*Notate your rhythm ideas on a piece of paper so you have it as a reference.

Steps

  • Create a one-measure rhythm motif/idea.
  • Next, create a 4 measure phrase that starts with your one measure motif in measure one. Then repeat it again in either the 2nd or 3rd measure. Now you have two measures completed.
  • In the 4th measure create a new rhythmic idea for the first 3 beats. Put a quarter note rest on the 4th beat which will act as an ending for the phrase.
  • Next, in the last open measure create another rhythmic phrase that is complementary to your other 3 measures of rhythms.
  • This four measure phrase will act as a question statement.
  • Now make another four measure phrase lasting from measures 5-8 that will act as an answer to your first four measure question.
  • Start by slightly changing your original motif from the first 4 measures by modifying/changing at least two of the beats while keeping two beats the same. Put this one measure rhythm in measure 5.
  • Repeat your new modified rhythm again in measure 6 or 7.
  • In measure 8 create a new rhythmic idea for the first 3 beats. Put a quarter note rest on the 4th beat which will act as an ending for the phrase.
  • Next, in the last open measure (bar 6 or 7, whichever is open) create another rhythmic phrase that is complementary to your other 3 measures of rhythms.
  • YOU NOW HAVE AN 8 MEASURE RHYTHM PHRASE

*CREATE A VIDEO OF YOU CLAPPING YOUR 8 MEASURE RHYTHM PHRASE and post it on the Practice Journal Spreadsheet