To explore irregular metre

In this lesson, we will warm up our bodies and voices with a song called 'Shabuya!'. Following that, we will explore Holst's 'Mars: Bringer of War' from The Planets Suite and discover why his music for this movement really did sound so ominous and menacing. We will then learn some of the ostinato patterns from this movement followed by doing some composition of our own.

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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!

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Question 5

Q1.What was the name of our warm-up song?

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Q2.What do we call musical metre in which beats can be simply halved or quartered?

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Q3.Which of these tracks is not in simple time?

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Q4.Which of these time signatures is not compound time

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Q5.What is compound time?

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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What was the name of our warm-up song?

1/5

Q2.What do we call musical metre in which beats can be simply halved or quartered?

2/5

Q3.Which of these tracks is not in simple time?

3/5

Q4.Which of these time signatures is not compound time

4/5

Q5.What is compound time?

5/5

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To explore irregular metre

Helping to assess what you've learnt so far

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What activity did the lesson begin with?

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Q2.What is the pulse?

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Q3.How could you describe the metre of Mars: Bringer of War?

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Q4.Who wrote The Planets suite?

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Q5.How could you best describe the feeling of irregular metre?

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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:

To explore irregular metre

Helping to assess what you've learnt so far

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What activity did the lesson begin with?

1/5

Q2.What is the pulse?

2/5

Q3.How could you describe the metre of Mars: Bringer of War?

3/5

Q4.Who wrote The Planets suite?

4/5

Q5.How could you best describe the feeling of irregular metre?

5/5

Lesson summary: To explore irregular metre

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