Chance Music Activity Starting Questions Worksheet

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A brief 4 question worksheet to promote discussion and understanding of chance music and to provide a starting point for having students create a chance music composition.

Check out our free in depth lesson plan/blog post about chance music for more information and ideas on how to use this FREEBIE!


What is chance music? Music that has been created by leaving some or all aspects completely up to chance or methods of randomization.
What aspects of music can be left to chance? Pitch, Rhythm, Dynamics, Timbre, Instrumentation, Meter, Phrasing - etc. (basically ANYTHING)
What are some methods of randomization? Rolling dice, drawing a card, flipping a coin, drawing straws, etc.
What is a notation system? A method of keeping track of information so another individual can understand it.

Create a chance composition using any notation system you desire.  Write down whatever is required to correctly perform your song on separate paper(s).  Be specific!  Make sure someone else could look at your song, understand it, and perform it without being able to ask you questions.

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