Dynamics, pitch and texture (Theme: Fingal’s Cave)

Appraising the work of Mendelssohn and further developing the skills of improvisation and composition.

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Lesson 1: Exploring Fingal's Cave

Pupils learn to appraise the work of the composer Felix Mendelssohn

Lesson 2: Making waves: Pitch and dynamics

Children learn how to improvise as a group, using dynamics and pitch

Lesson 3: Making waves: Texture

The class improvise as a group using texture and create a graphic score to represent sounds

Lesson 4: Group compositions

Children use their knowledge of dynamics, texture and pitch to create a group composition

Lesson 5: We are waves

The children work in teams to create a group composition featuring changes in texture, dynamics and pitch