Loud and Soft - lesson

Listening - 10 Minutes

Listen to this song by Icelandic artist, Bjork.

Can you identify different sections of the song?

How are the sections different? (loud and soft etc.)

Here is a live version of the song where we can see some of the instruments used.

Performing - 15 Minutes

You can now try to use dynamics in a class performance.

Use the Clock to arrange the performance. You can use instruments or vocal sounds.

Use Dynamics

Ask different colour groups to play at different dynamic levels, e.g. blue = loud, red = quiet.

Try Changing Dynamics

When the hand of the Clock reaches your colour on the Clock, start as quietly as possible and get louder as it passes over, so you are as loud as possible by the end of your colour section.