Circle Game –“Hotter/Colder” Assemble pupils in a circle each with a handheld untuned percussion instrument. One pupil leaves the classroom while the rest of the class decide where to hide a small object. Establish a simple 4-beat ostinato and play this as the pupil comes in. They move around the classroom trying to find the object in a “hide and seek – getting hotter/getting colder” formation. As the pupil gets closer to the hidden object the class uses dynamics (getting louder) to let the pupil know that they are near and (getting softer) when they are away.
Talk about graphic scores and what they mean. Have a listen to this Graphic Score
Can you see how the pictures represent the music?
This last piece is created using the iPad app VISUAMUSO. If you have an Ipad you might want to try it out or another app MUSYC.
Can you see how visual representations are used to give directions to make music. I want you to look at this graphic score and create your own piece of music in groups. I will listen to your performance at the end of the lesson.
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Write down on a piece of A3 or A4 Paper your own ideas for a graphic score. Think of it as combining Art and music, you might want to look at Kandinsky's paintings for inspiration.The music should form some sort of arch pattern as shown to you in the lesson.