Musical Elements Song

Age Range: 7 - 11
By: A Visitor

The concept of musical elements proved to be a tricky concept for the children in my class, so the music teacher made up this song to help them. She taught each verse as they were learning about that aspect of music. By the end of the term the children knew the complete song. They love singing the song and it helped them to talk about the music that they were composing themselves.
The words should be sung to the tune of Twinkle, twinkle little star.

Pitch means sound are high or low.
Tempo means go fast or slow.
Dynamics can go with a BANG!
Or make a sound as quietly as you can.
Pitch means sounds are high or low.
Tempo means go fast or slow.

Over and over and over again
Ostinato is the name.
Duration can be short or long
The length of sounds in a tune or a song.
Over and over and over again
Ostinato is the name.

Rhythm makes a pattern of sounds.
(Clap clap-clap clap clap/clap-clap clap claap)
Pulse will keep a steady beat
Sounds like slowly marching feet.
Rhythm makes a pattern of sounds.
(Clap clap-clap clap clap/clap-clap clap claap)

Timbre is quite hard to say.
Listen to the instruments play
Bright and bold, harsh or hollow.
Maybe gentle, warm or mellow.
Timbre is quite hard to say.
Listen to the instruments play.

(Words by Christine Brown)

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Peterson

how about pace, crescendo,decrescendo,rhythm,soprano,and silence ?

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Izzy

cool! This is gonna help with my GCSE

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Asdfoip

Cool song! helped with my homework, so thankyou!

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Anonymous

Clap-Clap-Clap 5 star so helps me with my homework.

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Tinkle Star

That was great! That really is going to help with my homework! Thanks! :D

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man

Helped me with my elements of music work great job.

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kitty

timbre is actually quite hard to saylol thx for GCSE help ill show to ma frends

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this is good

this is good

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Anabel

Thanks! It will help me to remember those elements.

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boayem

Nice idea!

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