Right now we are learning about steady and unsteady beat.
A steady beat can be found in almost all of the songs we listen to. It is a beat that is even, equal and unchanging. Some songs with a steady beat are:
'The Washington Post March' by John Phillip Sousa
'Steady as the Beating Drum' from the Disney movie 'Pocahontas'
"Pokemon Theme song' from the TV show 'Pokemon'
Try listening to these songs at home and clapping along to hear the steady beat!
There are even things in our everyday lives that have a steady beat!
Windshield wipers on cars
Can you think of anymore everyday objects that have a steady beat?
Sometimes songs have no beat, or an unsteady beat. These songs are hard to clap along to, because there is no steady beat to follow. These songs can sound crazy and even unorganized! Some songs that have an unsteady beat are:
'Silver Apples of the Moon' by Morton Subotnick
'Syrinx' by Claude DeBussy
Try clapping or moving along to these songs at home!
There are lots of sounds in nature that have unsteady beats as well! Listening to the birds singing, or whale songs, you might find that these sounds do not have steady beats either!
Can you think of any other nature or everyday sounds without a steady beat?