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Melodic Metric Transformation

One activity that I love involves metric transformation.  We take a simple song, in this case “How Do You Do?” and sing it initially in 3/4 time.  We walk the beat and shake hands on the strong beat.  Then we change the song to a 4/4 feel and find a different movement to reflect that feeling.  We also learn the song in 2/4.  The students are then taught to recognize each meter and interact with each other through the realization of learning.

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