In this episode, we play round four 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 IV, we …
-Play simple 4 note patterns in a call and response fashion using "Beet", "Cherry" & "Pineapple"
-Play simple 4 note patterns with quarter notes, eighth notes & triplets
-Tap and clap long with the choruses
-Use the word "pineapple" to represent the triplet
-Use the Kodaly syllable Triola, to represent the triplet
-Use the numeric counting method (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +)
Sweet Beets IV 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’ll be using Do, Re, & Mi again to play and sing a Stephen Sondheim song Merrily We Roll Along. This is another great song that starts on Mi. This song also uses the same natural patterns as our last two lessons to help build confidence with small scales.