Instrumental resources

7 Time signature 6/8


The English nursery rhymes and children songs are often in 6/8 time signature. For an English child this beautiful waving- or rocking-like rhythm functions like a musical mother tongue. For the majority of children to learn the pieces written in 6/8 time signature and to feel the two dotted crotchet pulse is not easy. In this lesson, we offer the teachers exercises and repertoire to teach and help pupils to understand and feel the beat of this compound rhythm.

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PRESTO - Practices and Resources for Equipping Schools to Teach Music Online project was funded between 2021 - 2023 by the European Union's Erasmus+ KA226 Strategic Partnership Project call. Project  ID: 2020-1-HU01-KA226-SCH-094095. Consortium members: leader: Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Budapest, (Hungary), Caprice Oy (Finland), Dublin City University - School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music (Ireland), National Youth Choir of Scotland, Sing Ireland.
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