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Language of Rhythm
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Language of Rhythm

Recommended For: Grades 6-12; Adults with disabilities; Corporate team-building

Artists: Luke Carlos O’Reilly, keyboard; Josh Robinson, percussion; Jacob Winterstein, spoken word poet

Length: 75 minutes

Related Subjects: Music, Language Arts

Builds an understanding of how rhythm and music relate to spoken language and gives participants a chance to write their own group poems.

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Curriculum Resources

Bridge Sessions easily intersect with state standards for music education, as well as standards for many other classroom subjects. Although no advance preparation is necessary to attend, we encourage teachers to connect Bridge Sessions back to your classrooms. Please contact us if any additional information would be helpful.

Musical Genres
Spoken word, hip-hop, jazz, percussion

Instruments
Keyboard, percussion, voice

Music You’ll Hear
Original poetry by Jacob Winterstein

Key Vocabulary
Rhythm, improvisation, mood

Themes

  • Connections between music and spoken language
  • How music conveys mood/emotion, and how changing tempo, key, instrumentation, etc. can change the meaning of the music
  • How to present/perform effectively
  • How music and writing can cause change in ourselves, our community and our world