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part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”

Pulse and Rhythm

What are Pulse and Rhythm?


If you are starting to explore music, it's helpful to know about pulse and rhythm, as they are the foundations of every song.


Pulse is a steady beat.


Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds.


Go to BBC Bitesize KS2 to learn all about these fundamental aspects of music.


There is a video all about pulse and rhythm and another all about using body percussion. Can you join in with the 'Connect it' piece? ... and/or maybe create your own piece of music using body percussion?