Oak are being musical

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In music this term we have been studying ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ by Edvard Grieg.  We started off by learning the rhythm of the first few bars using picture notation; apple and pear.  We applied our knowledge of one beat and two beat counts matching to the pictures.  We then created our own pattern of apple and pear beats and performed our compositions to the class. 

Also we learned how to accurately write musical notation on manuscript paper.  We learned to follow the first two bars of ‘In the Hall of The Mountain King’ using glockenspiels and performed to each other with percussion accompaniment. 

We are looking forward to composing our own tunes and performing using tuned and un-tuned instruments next week.