Lesson 2: Structured graphic score

Pupils listen to a piece of music about the legend of King Arthur and identify the structure of the piece.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To show structure on a graphic score

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Give them a simple phrase on which to base their rhythm, for example, Good King Arthur.

Pupils working at greater depth: Encourage to relate this to their existing knowledge of stave notation. Ask these pupils how we show repeated sections in stave notation. (By using repeat marks.)

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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