Hear instruments being played live by professional musicians. This project aims to reinforce children’s scientific learning through music, and will combine live performance of music with discussions on how the instrument works. Children will be encouraged to observe with their ears as well as their eyes.
3a Discuss music heard using descriptive words; discuss ways in which the sounds of one instrument can be made and changed (this might stimulate children to experiment with different ways of playing familiar instruments in their own composition work); observing with their ears and eyes, children are given the opportunity, through the practical experience of hearing and seeing instruments being played live, to understand scientific concepts concerning sound
Vocabulary High; low; blown; plucked; loud; quiet
Listening, and applying knowledge and understanding
Identify how the choice of instrument can contribute towards the mood of effect in music heard
Musical examples A selection of pieces depending on which family of instruments is chosen
KEY STAGE 2 usic
Melodious maths! Combine numerical and musical skills to create a composition in the style of gamelan (East Asian traditional music). Numbers are used to create rhythm and melody, which are incorporated in a composition. This can be performed at the end of the workshop to an invited audience.