This activity serves as an introduction to the study of melody at the novice level of ensemble participation. In this activity, the student will begin to explore melody. They will learn to aurally differentiate between high and low pitches, identify melodic motion by step and skip (intervals), and represent melodic contour using simple graphic representations.
This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.
This activity moves the student past the recognition of melodic characteristics and toward the composition of melodies. In this activity, the student will use graphic representations to generate and draft a simple melodic idea and then transfer that idea into traditional music notation.
This activity builds upon the Introduction to Melody activity and is intended for students at the novice level of ensemble participation. In this activity, students will develop their melodic listening skills and learn to transcribe melodies into graphic representations. It builds and reinforces their knowledge of pitch, step and skip intervals, and melodic contour.