Teaching Beat on your Blocks
It can’t get any easier than one bump = one beat. However, a simple explanation and looking at something doesn’t mean a student understands it, and he certainly won’t know how important beat is unless he discovers all its possibilities. By feeling a beat and how one can move from one to the next at different speeds, and by directing what sounds happen on those beats give students true ownership of the concept. It's time to get your students exploring beat and manipulating it as a conductor, composer, soloist, and ensemble member, and the more you use Beat Blocks the more you’ll find they fit into just about any lesson you’re doing.