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Christmas Issue 116: December 30th 2013 – Graphic scores

BONUS POST – another one! …And still on the subject of graphic scores and Cathy Berberian’s “Stripsody”, a few second’s surfing through google turned up this link: http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2013/oct/04/graphic-music-scores-in-pictures#/?picture=418979852&index=2 with a gallery of pictures of graphic scores for you to browse … Continue reading

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Issue 110: Autumn Soundscape

      In the past I’ve used bits and pieces collected from the Autumn countryside to make a little soundscape.       Sticks, knocked or rubbed together. Dried Autumn leaves to rustle through (it’s a very good idea … Continue reading

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Issue 37 Improvisation – Olympic Sports

Try creating musical sequences which describe different sports. You can use vocal sounds, body percussion, school percussion, or whatever instruments you are teaching. Here are some ideas; For example; rapid sounds on a woodblock – running rubbing your hand across … Continue reading

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Issue 24: Journey into Space – Composition

Several schools that I work in as a class music teacher are doing “space” as their Keystage 2 topic for the term. This is a great topic for linking all sorts of different subject areas together. Linking into Literacy: I found that … Continue reading

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Issue 9: Graphic Scores for KeyStage 1

I have just spent an enjoyable hour teaching a lively year 1 and 2 class. The children were very happy to see two crates of percussion instruments being carried over to the hall for their lesson, but mystified by a … Continue reading

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