Tag Archives: pulse games

Issue 58: Learning Names – The Telephone Song

This is a traditional American call and response song. I first came across it when some year 5 children were singing it with great gusto at local a primary school. The first (un-named) child, or maybe the teacher,  sings the … Continue reading

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Issue 56: Pulse, Rhythm and the Bumble Bee

There is a little playground game song which goes like this;   Bee, Bee, Bum-ble Bee, stung a man up–on his knee, Stung a Pig up–on his snout, I say you’re out. I have coloured-coded the words by pitch as follows; … Continue reading

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Issue 34: Pease Pudding – the Yes/No game

Last week I put up an article about the tune “Pease Pudding” as a partner song for “London Bridge is Falling Down”. I had rather assumed that I had already written about the pulse and rhythm game associated with the … Continue reading

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Issue 28: Early Years – taking turns (hop hop hop game)

When one particular instrument, or toy, is specially desirable (such as the Big Red Boomwhackers or the Golden Shaky Egg), the only solutions seem to be hide the contested item, or persuade the children to take turns. Hiding  isn’t a real answer; … Continue reading

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Issue 27: Whatcher gonna do – pulse game

This is a simple listen and copy game which is proving very popular with my Primary School Classes. Everyone chants  “Whatcher gonna do? Whatcher gonna do?” while performing the actions. Then the leader performs an action, and everyone copies it. … Continue reading

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Issue 21: Review of the Short Samba Course-first two sessions

I have expanded the course that I sketched out  back in issue 11 to include various warm ups to reinforce a good sense of pulse. This has proved to be a very good idea! The game that I chose to use … Continue reading

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