By: PaulDarlington - 04 July 2014
On Tuesday 1st July the Beginners had an unusual rehearsal.
After 15 minutes of
playing the instruments were packed away and the children were given a short
Powerpoint presentation about composing music. They were then given a 'design
brief,' telling them that would be spending the rest of the rehearsal
composing their own group piece. Next they were given a basic
structure of a piece and then found themselves split into groups to bounce
ideas off one another. Using various phrases ('chocolate in my
freezer' being one example!) the children in the band then had to work
together to match rhythms and pitch to the words before submitting their
ideas to the group. After 45 minutes of hard work - and fun! - the outcome
was a piece of music composed entirely by the band that they will be rehearsing
over the next few weeks!
Watch out for 'Double Chocolate Sundae' at forthcoming concerts!!