Lesson 7: Penelope Piano

Topic 7 explores the non-musical theme of ‘quiet noises’ and will concentrate on the first musical notation or symbol that serves as a rule/instruction in the world of music.The symbol that will be introduced today is:

  • Piano or p (pronounced pi-yar-no) = quiet/soft

The ‘p’ symbol appear on music and instructs musicians to play their instruments softly (p).

In lesson 7 you will:

  • Discuss the concept of ‘quiet noises’ and appropriate volume of noise in various scenarios.
  • Introduce and build knowledge about dynamics – Piano – the sign that appears on the score sheet (music) and what it means.
  • Build on analytical skills through the comparison of sections of the VTM music.
  • New Characters: Penelope Piano

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