God has given us the ability to create and enjoy musical sounds?
He has also given us the ability to communicate through music. Our Primary students across both campuses have been using their God-given abilities to compose original and creative melodies. Have a look at the images to see if you can play or sing their compositions!
This is what some of our students had to say about their learning
“It was fun to go with the flow and see what tunes I could make with the sounds from middle C up to high C” – Annaleigh
“You can use the word FACE to remember the space notes in the treble clef and you can use ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit’ to remember the line notes” – Michaella
“It was a bit tricky to make my tune sound like a real piece of music. Writing music is not as easy as it looks!” – Leia
“I used a virtual glockenspiel to make up my tune” – Nathaniel
“I experimented with different notes and put some patterns together. I named my piece ‘Sunflowers’ because I thought it sounded sunny, happy and bright” – Claris
“I liked practising treble clef notes using Staff Wars. It is a game where notes fly through space” – Jesse
“I found it easier to think of a title after I listened to the sound of my music” – Isabelle
“I used a real glockenspiel to compose my tune. I preferred using beaters to strike the keys” – Blessing
Learning how to communicate through music is very much like learning a language. Children can be supported to develop their music literacy in a variety of ways. For example, they can be encouraged to listen appreciatively to music, experiment with sound patterns, learn a musical instrument, and practice reading music notation. These are just some ways that families can help nurture children’s musical development!