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Compositional Notation: Ancient Egypt


Learning Questions


  • Can you sing in tune and in unison to a backing track?
  • Can you use non-standard notation to record your composition?
  • How easy is it to follow someone else’s graphic notation? Why?
  • Can you play the melody with reasonable accuracy, with confidence and in time with others?
  • What happens to the pitch when the notes move up the stave?
  • What makes this music suitable for the occasion? What instruments can you hear and how does it make you feel?
  • Can you work as a group to compose a piece of stately music?
  • Did your composition sound stately enough for a pharaoh?
  • Does the score you have created accurately represent the music?