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The Typewriter: Ideas for Aural Skills in the Classroom (Video)

Added: 15 Oct 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video / Presentation

This resource is primarily for rhythmic reading. It uses pictures rather than standard notation and students can play along as they hear the music. Three timbres are used which replicate the different sounds associated with a typewriter. Further ideas are provided for more exploration.

How it maps to the curriculum


Strand: 1. Procedural Knowledge

Strand unit: 8. Music - Common Structural Devices/Textures

Suggestions for use: Rhythmic reading, responding to symbols, experimenting with timbres, exploring rondo form, composing ostinatos and body percussion to accompany the various questions. This is an aural skills resource.

Key Skills:

  • Being Creative
  • Communicating
  • Working with Others
  • Numeracy

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