This project shows how the understanding of musical elements, particularly pitch, can be developed by a well-known story. The children and visiting musicians will make music together to enhance the story.
1c Take account of musical instructions; rehearse and perform as a class
Creating and developing musical ideas – composing skills
Explore and enjoy how sounds can be made and changed Create and choose sounds in response to a range of given startingpoints (the children decide on the correct instruments to be used when turning the story into a musical one)
Responding and reviewing – appraising skills
Discuss sounds they have made and heard using descriptive words
Recognise and identify that musical elements can be used for different purposes (telling the story)
Recognise and identify that sounds can be produced in different ways (explore different ways of producing sound on the same instrument)
Identify how the choice of instruments can contribute towards the mood or effect in music heard or performed
KEY STAGE 1
This project offers a creative composition workshop based on the story of the Wizard Punchkin - an Indian fable that is mirrored in the tales of other nations. The class will be introduced to a range of Indian instruments, followed by a setting of certain aspects of the story to music. After a rendition of the tale, with the children adding a simple musical accompaniment, the class will be encouraged to combine these musical elements into a composition in its own right. There will be a focus on rhythm and melodic contour during the composition process. Finally the class may like to record their work.