Listening to music elements : age 7+
Part of the Music Express Extra series
"Listening to Music" is a series which actively engages children in listening to music so that they can perform it and compose it themselves.
Each pack comprises a visually exciting book, a CD of all the recordings, and a CD-ROM of interactive whiteboard activities and printouts.
The second title in the "Listening to Music" series brings together music from Indonesia, the Caribbean, India, the Pacific, South America and Europe - an eclectic mix of traditional, historical and contemporary music.
Through the activities, children recognise and use the building blocks of music: long and short sounds, high and low, loud and quiet, fast and slow.
They perform their own versions of some of the recordings and they compose others - always listening perceptively to their own and others music.
Teachers will find this title a useful accompaniment to Music Express Years 3 to 6 and an enjoyable source of alternative activities for their primary music scheme of work.