Tag: instrumentation

Year 6, Unit 2: Samba – Lesson 1

Key Learning Objective:  To identify features of Brazilian Carnival / Samba music. To recognise, read and perform four basic samba rhythms.     Starter activity: Listening and response exercise based on the soundscape of carnival. Introduce the Brazilian rhythmical dance that is Samba. Discuss the instrumentation and the form of its structure, focusing on describing the music […]

Year 4, Unit 1: Water – Lesson 4

Key Learning Objective:  To interpret symbols as musical sounds. Additional Learning Objective:  To select instruments and explore the timbre of the instruments in order to represent aspects of a storm.   Starter activity: Watch the BBC Ten Pieces film for Benjamin Britten’s ‘The Storm’ from the opera ‘Peter Grimes’. Explain that the class will be using it […]

Year 2, Unit 2: Chronology – Lesson 2

Key Learning Objectives:  To listen and respond to music from the Baroque period. To recognise some of the instruments of the period.   Starter activity: Singing exercise, learn ‘Frère Jacques’, introducing the concept of a sung round. Main activity: Introduction to Baroque musical instruments (Pipe Organ, Harpsichord, Lute) and forms (Prelude and Fuge.) Plenary: Voyager Spacecraft – Discuss […]

Secondary Curriculum – Pathway to a Piece: Lesson 1, Main 2: Examining Scores

Time: 20 minutes Group size: Whole Class Tag words: examine, score, instrument, missing, improvised, harpsichord, continuo, favourite, sections, instrumentation  The class now examine the first few pages of the score. Ask the class – “which instruments are there on the score?” “Which instrument is missing?” (Ans: Harpsichord. The part is improvised in this music. Optional: […]