In this episode, we play round three of the original rhythm tune Sweet Beats with Mr. Rob. Rhythm lessons help supplement our note learning so this is a great song to repeat to really improve your rhythm reading!
In Sweet Beets III, we …
-Play simple 4 note patterns in a call and response fashion using ‘Beet’ and ‘Cher-ry’
-Play simple 4 note patterns with quarter notes and eighth notes
-Tap and clap long with the choruses
-Use the iconic rhythm Cher-ry to represent the eighth note
-Use the Kodaly syllable Ti-Ti, to represent a eighth note
-Use the numeric counting method (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +) to play quarter notes and eighth notes
Sweet Beets III Follow Up Activities
In this lesson, we’ve got some more Sweet Beets!
Sweet Beets is a fruit and vegetable song that’s all about playing rhythm. It combines a simple and catchy chorus:
“If you want sweet beets, we’ve got some
If you want some sweet, beets, we’ve got ’em”
with very simple call-and-response style verses like
“Beet, beet, cherry, beet!" (call)
"Beet, beet, cherry, beet!" (response)
If You Don’t Have an Instrument…
If you don’t have an instrument, then today is your lucky day! You can play Sweet Beets with just about anything… claps, taps, spoons, Boomwhackers, drums, drumsticks, actual vegetables, toilet paper rolls, whatever.
In the next lesson, we reprise the “Wheels on the Bus,” but with a slightly more difficult chord-based arrangement much like this week’s lesson.