Class 2S are continuing to learn about the history of music during our weekly sessions with the Turney School keyboards. We have been looking at a musical timeline, starting off with the first instance of music being written down, and finishing in modern times with the wide use of mp3 players.
Our current focus is on the Baroque period. Class 2S listened to various pieces of Baroque music and then explained what they could hear. We noticed that the music follows a pattern, going from high, to low, to high and then back down to low again.
Working with the Turney School keyboards, the pupils then started to learn some simple Baroque sequences. We. Have been playing Bach’s Toccata and Fuge. This was our first session working with Baroque music. As you can see from the video above, Class 2S have produced some positive results.