P5 - D2

Repeat longer and more complex phrases, involving different tempi, keys, tonality, and transpositions where appropriate

Encourage learners to play back longer and more complex musical extracts from memory, using a wide range of styles, e.g. ritornello, raga, hooks and riffs.

Ask learners to practise repeating patterns that may include augmented and diminished intervals, asymmetrical phrases and irregular rhythms.

Play a three- or four-part chord or simple chord progression and ask learners to play the upper, inner and lower parts in turn, or the complete progression.

Before playing chords, it may help to sing or hum the notes/individual parts.

As an extension activity, discuss whether the chords are major, minor, diminished, etc. and which position/inversion they are in.