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Writing scores

Year 5 has been learning how to record their musical compositions, or write scores, using Kodaly’s rhythm syllables. Kodaly was a Hungarian composer and music educator who believed everyone had the right to a good music education.

He came up with a set of ‘rhythmic syllables’ to help the teaching of rhythm and musical literacy. The syllables include:

ti = half a beat = Quaver

ta = one beat = Crotchet

ta-a= two beats = Minim