Nord Anglia Education
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Nord Anglia
11 March, 2022

Serious Syncopation

Serious Syncopation Year 9 Music have been developing their knowledge and understanding of syncopation.

Year 9 Music have been developing their knowledge and understanding of syncopation.

They used their critical thinking skills to create a syncopated rhythmic pattern from 8 crotchet beats by changing note lengths, adding ties, thus creating a rhythmic ostinato. They then rehearsed collaboratively, each sustaining an independent syncopated ostinato line to create a final polyrhythmic performance. Here you can see an excerpt of a final performance by Filip, Jeongha, Joshua and Arjun.

JO TURNER

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS