Summary of Lesson 1: Stories Told Through Music

The overall idea of lesson one is to introduce the class to the idea that music can be used to tell a story. This will be done through a variety of activities, and through introduction of the ‘Voyage to the Moon’ story and music.

     In the lesson you will:

  • Explore how stories are told through music (through discussion, and through group work).
  • Explore the correlation between music and written stories.
  • Explore how musical instruments can be used to convey ‘tone’, and reflect elements of a story.
  • Introduce the piece of music and story of ‘Voyage to the Moon’ through a range of activities.
  • Discuss inspiration for composers, and begin independent compositions.
  • Begin group composition work.

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