How can you make repetitive music interesting?

In this lesson, we will explore how to create a structured composition, develop rhythms using repetition, ostinato and contrast. We will also use key notation: semiquavers, minims and semibreves.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Where in the world is gumboot dancing from?

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Q2.What are gumboots?

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Q3.How did miners use their gumboots?

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Q4.Why do people still perform gumboot dancing today?

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Q5.Which of these body percussion techniques did miners use to communicate?

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Q6.What is binary form?

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Q7.What is ternary form?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Where in the world is gumboot dancing from?

1/7

Q2.What are gumboots?

2/7

Q3.How did miners use their gumboots?

3/7

Q4.Why do people still perform gumboot dancing today?

4/7

Q5.Which of these body percussion techniques did miners use to communicate?

5/7

Q6.What is binary form?

6/7

Q7.What is ternary form?

7/7

Video

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Quiz:

Creating a structured rhythm - focused composition: Exploring repetition and contrast

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.How many beats is a semibreve worth?

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Q2.How many beats is a minim worth?

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Q3.How many beats is a crotchet worth?

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Q4.How many beats is a quaver worth?

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Q5.How many beats is a semiquaver worth?

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Q6.What does fortissimo mean?

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Q7.What does pianissimo mean?

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Q8.What is an ostinato?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Creating a structured rhythm - focused composition: Exploring repetition and contrast

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.How many beats is a semibreve worth?

1/8

Q2.How many beats is a minim worth?

2/8

Q3.How many beats is a crotchet worth?

3/8

Q4.How many beats is a quaver worth?

4/8

Q5.How many beats is a semiquaver worth?

5/8

Q6.What does fortissimo mean?

6/8

Q7.What does pianissimo mean?

7/8

Q8.What is an ostinato?

8/8

Lesson summary: How can you make repetitive music interesting?

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