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Music – Terms and Information

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In music we are all going to make sure we understand the basics of reading music.

Week 1:

We all learned the names of the notes and what they represent and even included a bit of maths in there.

Here they are below:

 

Week 2:

We looked at the the position of notes and how they mean different things depending on their location on the stave. We then had a go at combining the knowledge of types of note and position to create our first compositions.

 

Below you can see the notes on the treble (played with the right hand) and bass (played with the left hand) clefs. At the moment we are only going to be using the treble clef but it is important everyone knows there is another to learn at some point.

 

Week 3/4:

We continued to develop our understanding of reading music by looking at how to play notes on a keyboard, glockenspiel and other melodic instruments. Thankfully the glockenspiel has labelled notes but we will have to learn the keyboard by memory.

Have a look below:

 

The hashtag represents a sharp note and is played on the black key. The strange looking b represents a flat note and is also played on the black note.

The hashtag represents a sharp note and is played on the black key.
The strange looking b represents a flat note and is also played on the black note.

 

Week 3/4:

The children, who were not playing keyboards, continued to develop their melody creation skills. They have been using the glockenspiels to explore how the notes combine to make simple melodies and then critiquing the performances.

 

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