Orchestral Instruments: Traditional Stories
The children will learn:
Do you know the instruments of the orchestra?
Can we sort them into groups? What do they sound like? What do they look like?
How are instruments and sounds used to tell a story?
How is music used in films?
How could you use dynamics and tempo to show the different feelings of characters in Red Riding Hood?
Can you write a script for the story Jack and the Beanstalk and suggest suitable music to go with it?
Can you perform your script using appropriate instrumental and vocal sounds?
Carnival of the Animals
Can you use instruments to represent different animals?
Can you use tempo, dynamics and timbre in your piece?
Can you play in time with your group?
What is call and response?
Can you sing back the melody line in time and at the correct pitch?
Can you create rhythms for call and response?
When you perform your composition, can you stay in time with your group?
Can you guess which animal is being represented? Why do you think this?
How does the music show the lions are the ‘king of the jungle’?
How would you describe the tempo of ‘Swift Animals’?
How does the music change for another animal (e.g., swan)?