Deep River – Using the sheet music as a rhythm diagram
Found in: Foundation Songs
Joy O., Alabama
I have a question about Deep River. In the SHM student video 4.4.7, about 1:10, Neil refers to looking at the page to see where events line up with the words. Is this the page of music? My Foundation 4 students aren’t reading music yet, so perhaps I’m behind? Please help me clear this up.
Maureen K., California
The idea is to use the music notation as a rhythm diagram, to show where RH and LH occur in relation to each other.
Kerry V., Australia
I get more excited when it is time to teach BH for Deep River because of the introduction to the music like this via SM. It is allowing them to see the ‘music’ but they are not reading it as such, but slowly become aware of it and feel safe.