4 Beat Song
Ludwig will show you how he keeps the beat of a song where the beats have been measured into groups of Four.
Ludwig’s baton makes a Square shape in the air.
He lowers his arms on the first beat of each bar.
Many pieces of music use a 4 Beat Pattern.
It is the most often used beat pattern used in music.
Another word for ‘most often used’ is common.
Here is the audio track for the 4 Beat Song.
Watch Ludwig conducting the 4 Beat Song.
1 Beat = walk = 1/4 note or crotchet
Ludwig’s 4 Beat Song
Exercise / Activity
- Copy Ludwig’s action of conducting a 4 beat song.
- Listen to the song several times and join in the singing as you conduct the song.
- When you listen to the tracks on the LISTENING LIST in THE EXTENSIONS try and recognise another 4 beat song.