Year 3 composes

Year 3 has been composing (writing) their own music based on the Ghanaian call and response¬† song ‘Senwa Dadende’.

This involved writing their own rhythm using Kodaly rhythmic syllables, ti, ta and ta-a (see picture below).

Then they added a melody, using either xylophones or keyboard, and two-three notes.

Last of all, they came up with their own lyrics, added unpitched percussion and considered dynamics (volume).

Check out some of our compositions here: