Songs for Groups: Making a Rhythm

Age range: 12+

Difficulty Rating: 6

Number of Harmonies: 1

Making a group rhythm is a great way to engage folks in creating sound and movement with their own bodies. Take a look at our co-founder Charlie Murphy as he leads this body rhythm at a training in Kampala, Uganda.

Tips: Once you have completed this rhythm you might want to try moving the group on to the slightly more complicated Kuku rhythm.


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Have you used this rhythm in your facilitation or seen it in action? Leave a comment here with any tips or observations that you have, or drop by our Facebook page to give us feedback and let us know your thoughts.


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