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Here is a manipulative that you can cut out and use with your students or children. I like to use rhythm solfege as outlined in the video to demonstrate counting, but you can also simply count to 4. This is just one hands-on approach that you can add to your toolbox. I colored the squares simply because children like color. I included a black and white version too, which will be cheaper to print. You can always color them with crayons if you want. I recommend printing them on card-stock, and laminating, if desired.
It may be tricky on the print-out to see where the cutting lines are, hopefully this illustration can help. Enjoy!
HI Tamsyn,<br><br>Great idea! Thanks for sharing.<br>Do you think This may be better than teaching them 'semibreve has 4 counts. minim has 2 counts, etc and having them clap the counts?<br><br>My son started off in a music group with this and pretty much memorised them but doesnt always clap them right always. <br><br>But it seems that doing it this way sort of builds the rhythm into them. <
I didn't have a short answer for you, so I turned it into a post:<br>https://www.teaching-children-music.com/2011/04/rhythm-solfege-verses-counting.html
This is a fascinating way to approach this. I've not seen this as a vertical thing, only as a horizontal approach. How interesting! Have you found success with this?<br /><br />I'd like to try this with my students. Would you be alright if I borrowed your idea, modified, and printed my own. I like the idea of separate colors but I don't like the idea of making lots of these with