Lesson 2: Dynamics and Timbre

Children begin to understand that all instruments have their own unique ‘timbre’ and that composers use this and dynamics to show different emotions in their music, pupils then experiment by singing 'Once a Man Fell in the Well' in different ways

Learning Objectives

  • Copying back a rhythm (pattern) at the right dynamic (volume)

  • Using my instrument to play the rhythm of a song without singing

  • Understanding that all instruments have their own timbre (unique sound)

  • Changing the dynamics and timbre in my performance to alter the emotion of the song

  • Using my instrument to keep the pulse when I perform

Teacher Video: Working with dynamics and timbre

Teacher Skills Video: Dynamics

Created by:
Elizabeth Stafford,  
Music specialist
After a brief spell as an opera singer, Liz embarked on a 20 year careerA job or occupation in one area of work that is undertaken for a long period of time…. in music education; teaching at early years, primary…
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