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Week Five


We continued to learn about varying ways to teach a song to students, particularly using methods that don’t require too much speaking. So far the use of repetition has really stood out to me as being important in the initial stages of learning the songs, especially repetition with focus on different elements (pitch, with words, rhythm/body percussion) which helps the students to memorise the song, and also internalise the pitch, words and rhythm as they work through the elements. While learning this way shows students how music is disciplined and repetitive, getting them to elaborate and improvise on the songs encourages creativity, which we continued to do through playing the room, and transferring what we had learned on to pitched and unpitched instruments.

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