Five different grid based worksheets designed for students to use for musical composition. Each sheet is aimed at a slightly different level of experience and ability. They are all aimed at enabling students to make musical decisions and engage in a reflective creative progress while consolidating their understandings of musical elements such as beat, rhythm, canon, solo and accompaniment.
No experience in reading traditional notation is required, but you could incorporate notation in by requiring students to use notation in the squares instead of colouring them or using other symbols.
Students could use non-melodic percussion, recorders, melodic percussion, ukuleles or any other instrument, including found sounds, body percussion and vocables. Perfect for a relief lesson or for those pesky days when you haven’t got your usual resources.
One fun way to introduce the lesson is by exploring the world of retro drum machines by visiting www.html5drummachine.com using a smart board if you have one available.