Myths and Legends

Developing understanding of musical language and how timbre, dynamics and tempo affect the mood of a song

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Lesson 1: Rhythm and Structure

Pupils create rhythms and put them into an order, or structure to tell the story of St George and the Dragon

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Lesson 2: Structured Graphic Score

After listening to of a piece of music about the legend of King Arthur, pupils identify the piece's structure

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Lesson 3: Layered Graphic Score

Pupils identify different layers within a piece of music based on the myth of Orpheus and Euridice and then show these on a graphic score

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Lesson 4: Compose With Structure

Working in groups, pupils compose a piece of music with a given structure and create a written score for their piece

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Lesson 5: Rehearse and Perform

Following on from the previous lesson, pupils rehearse and perform their compositions, learning to perform as a group and to follow their graphic scores accurately

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