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.

If a piano/keyboard is available, play a three- or four-part chord or simple chord progression and ask learners to play the upper, inner and lower parts in turn; alternatively, allocate a part to each learner and ask for each chord to be played separately, then as a progression.

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