Here at the Fun Music Company, we really value the interactions with our customers and clients.
We’ve just put together a brand new ebook with a collection of nine of what we feel are “work every time” ideas for Music Education. These are tried and tested ideas which we’ve learned from the best in the world and adapted, tested and used ourselves as we teach and conduct seminars. This collection will be available shortly on the internet.
Something came up during the creation of this resource, and members of our team just could not agree – so we decided to put it to a world-wide vote!
We have a game in it called “Musical Pizza” which works by using the word rhythms of the various ingredients of a pizza.
We were unsure whether the word rhythm of the word “pineapple” should be expressed as eighth and sixteenth notes (quavers and semiquavers) or as a triplet.
What do you think?
Should it be:
Please enter your answer in the poll below:
And contribute to the discussion if you wish by leaving a comment below.
Hi guys!! definitely a triplet in my books :) hope you’re both well!
I also teach theatre and SO MANY of the games you just put out in this email are used in theatre too such as zip zap zop.
There are many others that are used or should be adapted BOTH WAYS meaning from Theatre to music.
Thank you for ALWAYS giving me great lessons and stimulating ideas!
See Justine Clarke’s rendition of Watermelon (second verse is about pineapple) … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhujKmHDEEc
Rhythm 1 = Apricot/Butterfly
Rhythm 2 = Blue (straw) Berry :)
Absolutely pineapple on pizza! But it never stands alone: must have bacon!
Triplet for me!
First off I love pineapple on my pizza and i too think it’s a triplet feel when you say the word.
Rhythm 1 or 3 depending on which one is the focus of one’s lesson. In speech rhythm 3 (the triplet pattern) is the more natural. I would agree blueberry is more fitting for rhythm 2 but one doesn’t usually find them on pizza. Ham & cheese or salami would suit Rhythm 1 for a pizza topping. Black olives for Rhythm 2.
The triplet feel is best. However we could use all three to demonstrate intent and rhythmic response in composition.
Triplet, I use ap-ple for eighth notes. If I did not use apple for eighth notes, I would have voted for Rhythm 2, pine being the longer time value, leaveing the shorter time values for the shorter syllables.
Rhythm 1 or 3 depending on which one is the focus of one’s lesson. In speech rhythm 3 (the triplet pattern) is the more natural. Ham & cheese or salami would suit Rhythm 1 for a pizza topping. Black olives for Rhythm 2.
I would vote triplet and use Rhythm #2. I was taught this using the word ‘triplet’ with that same rhythm. As for pineapple on pizza? Here in Wisconsin, several popular pizza places serve ‘Hawaiian’ ‘zah with plenty of ham and pineapple. Not my fave but, not bad, either. You should try it.
i played with where the accent might be and like the triplet. However you might show all three so children can see that you can have a discussion and have different opinions and still have the correct answer.
No 2 as when I say ‘pineapple’ the first syllable is longer than the next two syllables.