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Lesson Plan Template

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Secondary Music Pathway to a Piece Lesson 2 Starter: Warm up in a circle

Time: 10 minutes Group size: Whole Class Tag words: Form a circle with every pupil on a pitched instrument or using their voice (if they are confident singing in front of others). • Ask the class to play and hold D (Concert pitch) • Then have them play: D, E, F, G, A (again at […]

Secondary Music Pathway to a Piece Lesson 2 Main 2: Group Improvisation

Time: 20 minutes Group size: Whole Group Tag words: scale, minor, improvisation, improvising, backing track, rising, rhythm, rest, call and response, develop, solo, vary, dynamics, articulation, harmony.  RESOURCE NEEDED: Pathway to a Piece 1, Project Examples Worksheet.doc, backing track 1 Tell the class that the improvisation is going to develop by moving to each person […]

Secondary Music Pathway to a Piece Lesson 2 Main 1: Improvising on a D minor scale

Time: 15 minutes Group size: Whole Group Tag words: scale, minor, improvisation, improvising, backing track, rising, rhythm, rest, call and response  RESOURCE NEEDED: Pathway to a Piece 1, Project Examples Worksheet.doc Introduce the first phrase and ask the group to play it together. Remind them to count the beats rest, and to note the 2 […]

Secondary Music Pathway to a Piece Lesson 1 Starter: Bach Listening

Time: 10 minutes Group size: Whole Class Tag words: composer, listening, learning, Bach, count, tune, melody, parts, violins, concerto, minor, movement Explain to the class that as composers, they need to start by listening to and learning from other music. The class will listen deeply and actively. They will get inside the music and try […]

Secondary Music Pathway to a Piece Lesson 1 Plenary: Discussion on Bach’s Double Violin Concerto

Time: 10 minutes Group size: Whole Class Tag words: listen, analyse, understand, inspiration, techniques, discussion, useful, composer  Teacher: tell the class that they have learned how to listen, analyse and understand a complex piece of music. This piece is going to be the inspiration for their original pieces, which doesn’t mean they will copy it […]

Secondary Music Pathway to a Piece Lesson 2 Plenary: Improvisation Discussion

Time: 10 minutes Group size: Whole Group Tag words: improvisation, successful, composing, instincts, ideas, simple, scales, modes  How did the pupils find improvising? What made it successful and how will they use these methods in their composing? Discuss the importance of using their ears and instincts, finding and capturing ideas, keeping it simple, and using […]