The students and I had fun expressing the rhythms we heard visually. Visual rhythm is created when colors, lines, and shapes are repeated all around the composition.
We listened to two separate songs and used pastels to express what we heard. We listened to a soothing Vivaldi Concerto as we drew on the black paper and Louis Armstrong's exciting "Mahogany Stomp" as we drew on the white paper. Then we took sometime to compare and contrast how differently we drew each song. We also marveled at how differently we each drew the songs.
Try it at home!