# Unit Overview: Metre

## Lessons:

6 lessons

### To understand the difference between three and four time

In this lesson, we will warm-up by moving to the pulse, and identify different beats of the bar. We will learn two songs which can be performed with a cup pattern as an accompaniment. Finally, we will explore simple musical notation and compose our own three beat pattern.

• 1 Quiz
• 23m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### To explore changes in metre

In this lesson, we will warm-up by playing a game to the tune of 'My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean'. Then, we will move to music in different metres, review rhythm notation and understand the purpose of bar lines.

• 2 Quizzes
• 29m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Transcript

### To explore compound time

In this lesson, we will learn a song from Zimbabwe. We will move to the metre, using a hand clapping pattern, to the tunes of Alicia Keys and Queen. We will explore rhythm notation and grouping in simple and compound time, and finally learn a song to help you remember the concept.

• 2 Quizzes
• 21m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Transcript

### To develop our understanding of compound time

In this lesson, we will begin by reviewing the song 'Not so simple'. Then, we will move to music in both simple and compound time. We will then learn more about compound time signatures before applying our knowledge of compound time signatures in the challenge.

• 2 Quizzes
• 20m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Transcript

### To explore irregular metre

In this lesson, we will warm-up our bodies and voices with a song called 'Shabuya!'. We will explore Holst's 'Mars: Bringer of War' from The Planets Suite and discover why his music for this movement really did sound so ominous and menacing. We will then learn some of the ostinato patterns from this movement followed by doing some composition of our own.

• 2 Quizzes
• 21m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### To develop our understanding of irregular metre

In this lesson, we will explore irregular time signatures further (including 7 beats per bar), understand how to notate these time signatures, and learn an ostinato pattern in irregular metre and improvise over the top.

• 2 Quizzes
• 20m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Transcript