Lesson 3: Melody

Pupils learn that letter notation is used to record the names of the notes and the order in which they are to be played, then use this understanding to play a song using tuned percussion instruments and practice performing in time as a class

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing that melodies (tunes) can be written down using letters

  • Playing a melody (tune) from letter notation (letter names)


Once a Man Fell in a Well letter notation

Teacher Video: Melody

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Elizabeth Stafford,  
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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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