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Family Music Activites, Part 3 at Kid’s Music Matters

Family Music Activites, Part 3

December 11 2008
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Here is the third installment of some fun family music activities to share. Enjoy!

Rhythms All Around
Car wiper blades, heartbeat, washing machine, dryer, clocks, raindrops, etc. Help your child to listen for the rhythms of the sounds all around. Talk about the sounds you’ve found together that have a steady rhythm, and sounds you’ve found that have an unsteady rhythm. Play examples of steady and unsteady rhythms for each other using instruments, pots and pans, or even clapping hands.

Musical Listening
Listen to music together and ask your child about the sounds he/she hears. Is it high/low (pitch), fast/slow (tempo)? What instruments do you hear? Is the singer a male, female, or child’s voice? Try this activity using all different kinds of styles of music. Look for similarities and differences across styles. Have fun discovering music together.

Live Performances
Go to concerts, recitals and other musical performances—including performances with Debbie and Friends—whenever possible! Check out GoCityKids.com for local listings.


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