Make Your Own Music Notation - Lesson

Listening - 5 Minutes

Go to Level 3 of the Front Door:

OPEN RESOURCE IN NEW TAB

Follow the instructions and play the listening game.

This is the hardest of the listening exercises as the instruments are all mixed up!


Performing - 10 Minutes

Go to Level 1 of the Front Door:

OPEN RESOURCE IN NEW TAB

Using the voice or any instruments you have, perform the symbols in sequence.

or:

Have one person perform and the others conduct by pointing at the screen.


Composing - 20 Minutes

We have looked at some different forms of graphic notation and learned how to use them in sequences to make music.

Now it's time to make your own graphic notation!

If you do this in pairs or small groups, you will be able to perform each others' musical notation.

Using shapes, words, pictures or symbols:

  • Draw a loud sound
  • Draw a quiet sound
  • Draw a long sound
  • Draw a short sound

Now try to make these sound with your voice.

Next, try to make these sounds with simple instruments.

You can then use your new musical notation to make a piece of music

Fill in your notation into one of the worksheets attached to create a GRAPHIC SCORE!

Perform from left to right, or with one person conducting.