Lesson 3: Letter notation

Working in pairs, children create, notate and rehearse pentatonic melodies of their own and learn that when composing they create their tune first and then write it down

Learning Objectives

  • Writing a pentatonic melody using letter notation

  • Playing my pentatonic melody from letter notation


Pentatonic melody grid support
Pentatonic melody grid

Teacher Video: Pentatonic letter notation

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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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