Introducing Notation: First Principles - Friday 7 November 2014

Provider: The Voices Foundation
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Description Do you have an effective strategy in place for teaching music notation? Whether you’re a classroom teacher or a music specialist, Introducing Notation: First Principles will give you a sequential, musical and progressive approach to begin teaching notation in KS2. Led by Dr Sally Cathcart of The Voices Foundation, this NEW practical half-day course will explore - and help to establish - a basic framework for teaching notation to primary aged children. For full details and to download an application form, please visit the weblink shown below. Deadline for applications: now 24 October 2014.
Duration Half-day - 13:30 to 16.30

The Voices Foundation's website
Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, KS2, Arts, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Teacher trainer, Subject Knowledge, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Participants will learn:

  • why singing has to be the starting point for the introduction of notation
  • how to approach notation in a sequential and progressive way
  • how to introduce rhythm notation and pitch notation
  • a variety of strategies for dealing with some common problems and difficulties
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How users/participants can evaluate success The provider has not supplied this information
Follow-up activities and support

Additional support in-school for participants and other staff can be arranged after the course for an additional charge; please contact [email protected] to enquire.


Course content

Course leader, Sally Cathcart - Director of Development at The Voices Foundation - will outline:

  • Up to 20 songs that can help to form a musical framework for notation
  • Techniques for helping children to develop an aural awareness of shapes and patterns
  • Strategies for reading and playing simple rhythm patterns accurately
  • A demonstration of how singing names (doh, ray, mi) can help to bridge the gap between aural and written
  • A step-by-step process for putting notation onto the staff
  • Initial strategies for secure reading of fixed pitch (C, D, E)

The course will run from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on Friday 7 November 2014: deadline for applications Friday 24 October 2014.

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