Improvising within a piece of music

In this lesson, you will review the term 'improvise' and return to the song 'Step Back Baby' to improvise and create a rhythmic backing. You will learn a new 'call and response' song from Ghana and complete a quiz.

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.Which of these is a definition of improvise?

1/5

Q2.Which of these responses did you use in our new song?

2/5

Q3.What is the rhythm?

3/5

Q4.What do you need to remember when you 'plug the gap'?

4/5

Q5.When improvising what do you need to do?

5/5

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.Which of these is a definition of improvise?

1/5

Q2.Which of these responses did you use in our new song?

2/5

Q3.What is the rhythm?

3/5

Q4.What do you need to remember when you 'plug the gap'?

4/5

Q5.When improvising what do you need to do?

5/5

Video

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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:

Improvising in a piece of music

Helping you to assess what you've learned in this lesson

Q1.What is call and response?

1/5

Q2.What techniques did we learn today when improvising?

2/5

Q3.What is the rhythm?

3/5

Q4.Where does the song 'A Keelie' come from?

4/5

Q5.How do you play 'plug the gap?'

5/5

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:

Improvising in a piece of music

Helping you to assess what you've learned in this lesson

Q1.What is call and response?

1/5

Q2.What techniques did we learn today when improvising?

2/5

Q3.What is the rhythm?

3/5

Q4.Where does the song 'A Keelie' come from?

4/5

Q5.How do you play 'plug the gap?'

5/5

Lesson summary: Improvising within a piece of music

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