Today, during the session for the reseach Sounding Out (music and hearing impairment run by Creative Futures and the University College London) we played the game “Guess the rhythm”.
First we worked on some simple rhythmic patterns; then one of the students used the boomwhaker as a microphone 🎤
So the activity changed and we started a rhythmic music dictation which involved the ability to hear a short rhythm and quickly play it back or write down the notes of the rhythm.
It was incredible!
The kids that usually don’t use their voices started singing short and long notes while the other once were guessing and transcribing the sounds in symbols.
To show the rhythms to the classmates they were using their voices but also their bodies, expressing the length of the different sounds through the signs of Soundpainting learnt in a previous class.
They played the game with a multisensory approach, communicating with each other and with me.