Exploring musical patterns
This user-friendly online programme will help your children in a very visual way to understand how rhythmic patterns fit together: children can create their own patterns for a range of different rhythm instruments, and then press play to hear the results.
Funky little device with instantly attractive musical results. Drag and drop buttons set in action repeating patterns on rock band style instruments. Vary how prominent the patterns are by dragging them closer/further away from the centre of the circle. You could get the children to join in with each of the patterns in groups, and maybe re-enact what's on screen in a big circle in class (move into the middle=get louder, etc.).
“This is a brilliant website, so many useful resources in one place. Thank you very much!”
TopicBox has been providing quality free links to free resources for UK primary teachers for 7 years