Triple Meter Music Out of SpainGrade Level: 4–6
Selection: Mare de la Meua Mare
Activity #1: Rhythm in Triple Meter
Q: What instrument is playing the underlying rhythm?3. Ask the students to describe the vocal line of the song (high tenor voice; melismatic.
Q: What other instruments are playing?
A: Guitar. Note that there is also another lute instrument called a banurria that plays the opening of the track.
4. Have students compose various rhythmic patterns in triple meter such as:
5. Distribute un-pitched percussion instruments to a four students. Have the rest of the students stand in a circle. Play the recording again. Have the students in the circle step to the left on the downbeat (strong beat) of each group of threes while the percussionists perform the rhythm patterns they composed.
Spain: Aragon and Valencia
Designed by Rita Klinger and Anton Coleman