**Glockenspiel Performance Piece - Tà jiǎo shí **
踏脚石 (Stepping Stones)
Key Stages 1 and 2
The aim is to perform a delicate, gentle piece called Tà jiǎo shí, using glockenspiels. This resource will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music.
Simple to put together but extremely effective, it can be completed in one or two lessons.
You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this.
It can be delivered to a small group of only five pupils, or as many as you have.
The musical activities in this pack focus on Listening and Playing (National Curriculum for Music 2013) however the activities aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, and performance.
Tà jiǎo shí is a simple, five-part melodic Chinese-style composition for glockenspiels, triangles, woodblocks and/or claves. It is easy to put together and extremely effective. Children also learn a little history of Chinese music, about the percussion family, tuned and untuned instruments, graphic score, scales, tempo and the sharp sign #.
Timing is of the essence. Performing Tà jiǎo shí requires concentration, the ability to listen to others and play the correct notes at the correct time.
This pack includes detailed, easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to build and prepare Tà jiǎo shí, and a power point diagram depicting all parts together using a simple lettered score and graphic score. Performance tips and advice are contained throughout the lesson plans.*