Math & Music Lessons
Counting and fractions aren't just for math class! Learn all about the math of music, count and add rhythms, and play a rhythm game.
Lesson 1: Finding the Pulse, Call and Response
Learn to identify and repeat rhythmic patterns as well as the "pulse," which is the constant, unifying and underlying marker in music.
Lesson 2: Tempo and Counting on the Beat
Learn more about pulse and counting at different speeds.
Lesson 3: Quarter Notes and Half Notes
Learn about the musical symbols for 1 and 2 beats and utilize them for counting and simple addition.
Lesson 4: Dotted Half Notes and Whole Notes
Learn about the symbols for 3 beats and 4 beats and explore these concepts with physical movements.
Lesson 5: Introducing Rests
Meet the symbols for rests, which are "silent" beats.
Lesson 6: Counting and Adding Rhythms
Use equations and addition for reading rhythms out loud.
Lesson 7: Measures and Barlines
Learn about the symbols for time signatures and bar lines. Add the numerical value of rhythms to place bar lines every 4 beats.
Lesson 8: Musical Math Equations
Use music symbols to create simple math equations.
Lesson 9: Rhythm Game
Create a deck of musical note cards, then play a game with them!
Lesson 10: The Note Tree and Fractions
Learn about the "note tree," a visual map of how notes can fit within one another, to illustrate simple fractions.
Lesson 11: Eighth Notes and Eighth Rests
Learn about the musical symbols for eighth notes and eighth rests, and how to count and clap them.
Lesson 12: Duple vs. Triple Meter
Distinguish between musical samples that are counted in 2 (duple meter) and 3 (triple meter).