Cucumber Pickle Machine

In the Reading Fluency and Singing presentation, Phil shows students how to make rhythmic meters by combining two and three syllables words, i.e., pickles and cucumbers. In this activity you can make your own meters with this talking Cucumber Pickle Machine.

How to operate the Cucumber Pickle Machine: Click on a Cucumber or a Pickle. While holding your mouse down, drag it up to the red box and release the mouse button. You can then add more pickles, cucumbers, pickle rests, or cucumber rests. You can also delete one by doing the opposite. Also, try moving your pickles and cucumbers around. To start or stop the machine, just click on the mouth. Note: You must have Macromedia Flash Player 6 for this activity to work. If you don't have it, you may obtain this free download from Macromedia at: http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/alternates/.

Here are some of my favorite meters:

Rhumba Cucumber Cucumber Pickle        

Flamenco Cucumber Cucumber Pickle Pickle Pickle    
Clave Cucumber Cucumber Pickle Pickle Rest Pickle Pickle Pickle Rest
Heartbeat Pickle Pickle Rest          
Conga Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Cucumber Pickle Cucumber Rest
Short Bell Pickle Pickle Cucumber Pickle Cucumber    
Fanga Cucumber Pickle Cucumber Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Rest
Samba and In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Pickle Pickle Cucumber Pickle Pickle Pickle Cucumber
Mission Impossible and Take 5 Cucumber Cucumber Pickle Pickle      

 

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