Mixed Meter

From Plank Road Publishing

by Teresa Jennings

This very basic blending of 4/4 meter with 3/4 meter is meant to introduce or reinforce the concept of switching meters in a song. It literally goes back and forth from one measure to the next, so kids have to pay attention.

This song is a partner song, so each of the two melodies occurs separately at first, and then both are combined. Part 1 emphasizes the meter switch by counting the beats. Part 2 names the two meters that are switching and explains that this is what mixed meter is. Simple, but effective.

The kit includes recordings in slower and faster tempos. (from Music K-8, Vol. 24, No. 5)

(Run time: 1:14 or :56)

What's in a Singles Reproducible Kit?These are single song kits that include: a Piano/Vocal Part; a Singer's Part with full rights to reproduce, perform, and use it as many times as you need for your students; and high-quality full performance and accompaniment (instrumental) recordings.

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format.

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

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Mixed Meter - Downloadable Kit
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Mixed Meter (fast)

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