A Step-By-Step Approach
During this workshop we’ll look at a range of progressive notation-based activities you can use with students.
Discover ways to use notation software to listen to music, identify patterns, reconstruct songs, harmonise melodies, identify song form, compose original melodies, and create rhythmic, melodic and harmonic variations on a melody.
Through these activities students will learn the elements of music, compose melodies, create accompaniments and arrange songs and gain an understanding of the way notation software works along the way.
The workshop will demonstrate activities that suit a wide range of student ages and levels of experience.
Notation software skills covered include:
- setting up and navigating around your score
- entering notes
- correcting mistakes
- tempo and “feel” markings
- adding dynamics and articulation
- entering lyrics
- copying and pasting music
- tranposing all or part of a score
- adding or changing instruments
- repeat barlines
- entering 2 voices on one stave (drum notation)
- Ideas window (Sibelius only)
- Versions (Sibelius only)
Music skills covered include:
- repetition in music
- writing lyrics and fitting them to a rhythm
- dynamics and articulation and their effect on playback
- tempo and tempo changes
- timbre: tone colour and instrument choices
- instrument ranges
- chords and harmony
- creating an accompaniment
- musical form
- variations: rhythmic, melodic, harmonic
Software Options For This Workshop
- Sibelius (PC or Mac)
- MuseScore (Free, PC or Mac)
Suitable for students in Years 5 – 12. Some activities may be adapted for younger students.
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