Lesson 3: Musical Storytelling

After observing how music can affect the mood of a film scene, pupils compose their own soundtrack to a story, considering the pitch, tempo, timbre and rhythm of their piece

Learning Objectives

  • Planning a soundtrack program

  • Decomposing the story

  • Explaining how my program will add to the story

Lesson Plan

Musical storytelling with computing
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Soundtrack Planning Sheet
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Sway Grantham,  
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Sway Grantham (@SwayGrantham) is a Primary School Teacher, a CAS Master Teacher and Specialist Leader in Education for Primary ICT. She also has a BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching (Primary). She has written several curricula and conducted research into the…
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