Lesson 4: The loopy rainforest

Moving onto tuned percussion instruments, children create ‘repeated melodies’ or ‘loops’ for the canopy and emergent layers of the rainforest, taking into consideration pitch and tempo

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing that a ‘repeated melody’ or a ‘loop’ is something which keeps repeating

  • Making two simple melodies to represent the ‘canopy’ and ‘emergent’ layers of the rainforest

  • Working with a partner and use tuned percussion instruments to create a short melody line

  • Considering the movement of the different animals within the layers of the Rainforest and how this affects the pitch and tempo of my melodies

Teacher Video: The loopy rainforest

Resources

Melody starters
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