To explore the musical element of pulse and rhythm
First you need a bit of a drum lesson.
Watch this video to give you the essentials on drum lessons.
Circle Game – “Finding the Pulse” Assemble pupils in a circle. Introduce the concept of pulse by referring to pupils’ own pulse as a sign of life and suggest that life in music is maintained by its pulse. Can pupils find their own pulse? Fingers on wrists or side of neck. When pupils have found pulse, ask them to count silently how many times their heartbeats in one minute. Demonstrate your own pulse by tapping it out on your knee. Ask pupils to find their own pulse again. Call out someone’s name and ask that pupil to tap the speed of their pulse on their knee. Select another pupil and ask them to tap their pulse. Can the two pupils tap their different pulses simultaneously without altering the speed to match each other?
Composing your own rhythm piece.
Extension, You could improve your piece by adding half beats onto your rhythm grid or quarter beats or triplet beats.