How can you express the meaning of a song effectively?

In this lesson, we will explore how to communicate expression in music. We will play all four verses of 'Amazing Grace' and use dynamics and legato and staccato articulation to help shape our performances.

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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.What do dynamic markings tell us in music'?

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Q2.What does the dynamic marking 'diminuendo' mean?

2/6

Q3.What does the dynamic marking 'crescendo' mean?

3/6

Q4.What does the articulation marking 'legato' mean?

4/6

Q5.What does the articulation marking 'staccato' mean?

5/6

Q6.Which of the following could you play as a simple accompaniment to 'Amazing Grace'? Choose two.

Select two (2) boxes

6/6

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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.What do dynamic markings tell us in music'?

1/6

Q2.What does the dynamic marking 'diminuendo' mean?

2/6

Q3.What does the dynamic marking 'crescendo' mean?

3/6

Q4.What does the articulation marking 'legato' mean?

4/6

Q5.What does the articulation marking 'staccato' mean?

5/6

Q6.Which of the following could you play as a simple accompaniment to 'Amazing Grace'? Choose two.

Select two (2) boxes

6/6

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Quiz:

Performing ‘Amazing Grace’ in a manner that communicates the meaning of the song

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

Q1.What is a phrase in music?

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Q2.How many phrases are there in 'Amazing Grace'?

2/7

Q3.Which phrases in 'Amazing Grace' begin the same way?

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Q4.What do dynamics tell the performer?

4/7

Q5.What do articulation markings tell the performer?

5/7

Q6.What does the articulation marking 'legato' mean?

6/7

Q7.What does the articulation marking 'staccato' mean?

7/7

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:

Performing ‘Amazing Grace’ in a manner that communicates the meaning of the song

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

Q1.What is a phrase in music?

1/7

Q2.How many phrases are there in 'Amazing Grace'?

2/7

Q3.Which phrases in 'Amazing Grace' begin the same way?

3/7

Q4.What do dynamics tell the performer?

4/7

Q5.What do articulation markings tell the performer?

5/7

Q6.What does the articulation marking 'legato' mean?

6/7

Q7.What does the articulation marking 'staccato' mean?

7/7

Lesson summary: How can you express the meaning of a song effectively?

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