Key product features
- Pack of five (1xA1 4xA2) informative wallcharts ideal for music classroom
- Durable 200gsm glossy poster paper
- Eye catching designs and simple graphical explanations of key terminology
- Separate posters for elements, instruments, devices, form, and mood
- Particularly suitable for KS2/KS3
Aimed at students starting to compose for the first time, this collection consists of four smaller posters which display concise definitions and examples of the key terms for KS2/KS3, and one large poster that shows how to combine these building blocks effectively. Together they provide an excellent method for organising compositional ideas. The pack contains:
Compositional elements (A2)
Easy to understand graphical representations of the eight most important elements of composition. Encourages young composers to consider dynamics, silence, tempo, rhythm, texture, timbre, pitch and form.
Compositional devices (A2)
Definitions of some of the building blocks of melody and harmony, covering six essential key concepts. Contains brief descriptions and clear examples of ostinato, riff, ground bass, drone, sequence, and pedal.
Pictures of unusual instruments associated with a particular country ranging from the Welsh harp to the didgeridoo, designed to inspire young composers to explore unusual timbres and different cultures when planning their work.
Compositional Form (A2)
An introduction to the overall form of a composition giving suggestions on how and why to make sections different. Features a bold reference chart defining the most common forms used (binary, tertiary, rondo, strophic, song).
Think of a mood (A1)
Double size poster that refers to the other four and centres around an example – in this case, music describing a hungry shark – in order to discuss the choices a composer might make when trying to recreate a given atmosphere.