Challenge #10: Rhythm

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You can listen to an audio version of the challenge by clicking on the play button above or listening on our SoundCloud.

Written instructions are below. 

How to take part

This is your time to learn body percussion and make a new rhythm! 

You can participate as a group, bubble or as an online group activity or as an individual! The key to this challenge is concentrating on making a beat by a regular rhythm, which then can be developed into something spectacular!


Gather your group together and think about ways in which you could create a beat. Maybe clap your hands, click your fingers, stamp your feet, tap a pen off the table, hit a spoon off a saucepan. Then:


  • The first person makes a beat.

  • The next person copies their beat, and adds their own.

  • The next person copies the first beat, and the second, and adds their own.

  • Keep going until you have a rhythm made up of all of your beats.



Think of as many ways as you can to make a beat using your body and what’s around you. Maybe clap your hands, click your fingers, stamp your feet, tap a pen off the table, hit a spoon off a saucepan. Using as many different ways as you can, create your own short piece of music. Perhaps record different sounds you make and use the Garageband app to create a song out of all the beats you have made or just just try a simple clapping routine!  


If you need inspiration check out this You Tube tutorial: Click Here

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Released on Saturday 27 November at Midday