descriptive skills

Music Education Resources: Descriptive Skills

These resources are about using music and sounds to create atmospheres, moods, describe feelings and events.

Descriptive Skills - a guide for teachers outlining a range of different descriptive music-making activities, using pictures, stories, poems and movement as starting points for creating music.

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Musical Storytelling - some ideas for the classroom about using music to illustrate stories, bring out aspects of characters or atmospheres, and to tell stories without words.

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The Gentle Art of Persuasion - some ideas for using sounds and music to illustrate Aesop's fable about the north wind and the sun.

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