Hear simple music internally when using notation/symbols, including repetitions, contrasts, changes to melodic and rhythmic patterns
Using notation, ask learners to work out in their heads:
the rhythm of phrases
the sound of melodies, e.g. hum/sing simple phrases and then compare with the actual sound when played
Using notation, ask learners to describe the main characteristics of pieces to be learnt: refer to musical elements, articulation, phrasing, use of sequence, tonality, structure, expressive features, etc.
Ask learners to clap/hum/sing/say appropriate phrases at sight.
Using notation, perform pieces with a range of deliberate mistakes, e.g. rhythmic, melodic, dynamic. Ask learners to identify the differences.
Music from all parts of the world is appropriate for these activities.
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