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After an in depth study of combination sixteenth note patterns, students were asked to create a rhythm pattern using the names of up to 8 states.  The rhythms of these state names were then placed in Finale Notepad on the staff.  When this was complete, students were asked to change the tone color of the notes to create a more interesting rhythm score.  Finally, students learned how to use the lyrics feature of this software program and added their states' names. 

For instance, "Illinois" would sound like the rhythm to the left.

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