The Juilliard approach is based on core works and from Year 1-9 we have been using “Ambush from 10 Sides” for the Chinese traditional instrument, the Pipa.
To continue the exploration of basic melodies and motifs in the Primary School we have added the activities of “The Water’s Journey” by Sean Shepherd, to draw on visual sources as inspiration for ideas. The students work with and without restrictions to continue to fire their creativity and develop the questioning skills that make them delve deeper into activities. The activity begins with students seeing how many different things they can see in the picture. Try this now, write down what comes to mind!
How many did you get? Year 3 came up with 27 different things! Everything from a Whale’s tail to a slice of pizza, ladder, smoke, feathers, dinosaurs, Venus fly traps and so on.