Make short patterns in sound that get higher or lower in pitch

Soundabout Life: Level 3 | Card: 20 | Category: Reactive

Play me simple patterns of sound on melody instruments; repeat them often

  • Slowly sing five notes going up a scale, like the opening of the theme to ‘Eastenders’ several times, with silence in between
  • Now just sing four notes and stop; do I react?
  • You may need to do the same thing lots of times before I expect the pattern to keep going
  • Try getting louder as the notes go up
  • Now go into reverse and go down the scale from the top; how do I respond this time?
  • Make the same pattern on a melody instrument such as a little keyboard or a recorder; suitable notes would be C, D, E, F, G or G, A, B, C, D
  • Do the same thing on a xylophone or a glockenspiel, or on a string of a ukulele or guitar
  • The idea is to help me realise that the same pattern can be made using different sounds
  • Use Soundabout Music Tracks: Patterns