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A look at high and low sounds, focusing on the sounds of the piccolo and bassoon, as well as an exploration of the mood created by the speed at which the instrument is played.
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18 October 1994

Classroom Ideas

What instruments do you have that can play high and low sound? The chances are that you will have glockenspiels and xylophones capable of playing high notes, but lower notes are more of a challenge. If you have access to an electronic keyboard, it might well have piccolo and bassoon settings. If not, explore the range of options to find similar sounds, then set the pupils the challenge of playing them to capture the qualities discussed in the clip. High sounds for 'chirpy' danceable music; low sounds which are rich and deep, or 'comical'.

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