search.noResults

search.searching

dataCollection.invalidEmail
note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
General Music Reviews


Deanna Bell


Rhythm Pies by Lenna R. Harris, Macie Publishing Company


Which rhythm mnemonic do you use? Kodaly? Gordon? Numbers? Word Chant? If you like word chant, this is the book for you! But…it might make you hungry!


By age five, children are able to tap in time to a regular pulse and clap the rhythm of words. By age six, children can perform quarter, eighth, and half-note rhythms on instruments. Rhythm Pies is an excellent book to use in the K-4 music setting because it offers a range of opportunities for students to experience rhythm reading in different ways.


The book has 48 colorful pages and a CD Rom for projection.


It also includes


reproduction rights and suggestions for games and assessments. The progressions are easy to follow and my students love it!


The book begins using pictures of food to represent various note values:


“Pie, Pie,


Cherry, Pie.” As the book progresses the pies and cherries turn into quarter and eighth notes.


By the end of the book


students are playing quarter, eighth, half, and sixteenth notes. I use this book every year with my second and third graders for a rhythm review. My students play tubanos along with the word chants. You can easily finish the book in one 40-minute music class.


It also provides “create your own ala breve 11


charts” for students. This is one of my students’ favorite books! And I hope it will be yours too! I am looking forward to seeing everyone at this year’s AMEA conference! Have a great semester!


Deanna Bell is the music teacher at Vestavia Hills Elementary East.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68