Lesson 4: Composing Animals

Free access during school closures. Using percussion instruments, the children create a class improvisation of a piece of music representing a tortoise, eagle, cheetah and an eagle, focussing on improving the overall sound through their timing, tempo and dynamics

Learning Objectives

  • Planning an instrument to sound like an animal

  • Changing the tempo (fast/slow) of my playing

  • Moving in the style of animals

  • Changing the dynamics (loud/quiet) of my playing

Lesson Plan

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Composing Animals PowerPoint
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Laura Barr,  
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In her 14 year teaching career, Laura assumed the roleA particular job you do as part of a larger task. of Music Lead, and was Head of Music in a large secondary school. Laura has a passion for working with…
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