Kids Commute: Rhythm Week 2023!
We're spending the week exploring five different rhythms and styles of rhythm-making! It's time to get out some drumsticks, congas or maybe some dancing shoes!
What's the difference between a beat and a rhythm??
The beat is the underlying pulse of a piece of music, for example, if a song is in 4, the beat feels like: 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ...
But often, there are other patterns of notes playing over top of that pulse, and those are the rhythms!
It’s the way the notes are arranged and played on top of that pulse, or the driving beat.
And in this week of Kids Commute, Kate will explore:
- an Afro-Cuban polyrhythm
- contrasting zippy and stately African rhythms
- dancing the polka!
- marching band drumlines!
Tune in Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., or listen any time below to hear these amazing saxes and the amazing stories behind them!
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