I’ll Play a Rhythm and You Play It Back

by Rachel

Clatter Clatter Clackity Clack Album Cover

The little chant I came up with this month is one of the many settings I use to incorporate rhythm sticks into my music therapy sessions and early childhood music classes. “Clatter Clatter Clackity Clack” is just a framework for using all of those skills — listening, grasping, reproducing a pattern, and more — while playing the rhythm sticks.

Download: Clatter Clatter Clackity Clack

Please note that this download does not include a lead sheet, because it does not have a melody. The words to this chant are posted below.

Clatter clatter clackity clack
I’ll play a rhythm and you play it back
So listen close and then you’ll see
That you can tap your sticks like me

My turn first: (play rhythm)
Now your turn: (children repeat rhythm)

Clatter clatter clackity clack
I played a rhythm and you played it back
You listened close and now you see
That you can tap your sticks like me

And just to refresh your memory, here are some more rhythm sticks songs and chants I’ve written and shared here at Listen & Learn Plus, along with direct links (in case you haven’t downloaded them already).

I have several more that haven’t made it over here yet, so watch for those soon!

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