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Music sounds

Listening skills

This audio content features listening games on the topic Music. It's intended as a fun way to encourage listening skills and as a stimulus for speaking activities. For more information refer to the complete Teacher's notes.

Stimulus sounds - Music - supporting resources:

  1. Transcript as pdf file to print
  2. Stimulus Sounds Library

Transcript

MUSIC: 'Listen all around' song

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

FX: PIANO TUNE

CHILDREN: I can hear a piano.

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

FX: GUITAR TUNE

CHILDREN: I can hear a guitar!

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

FX: DRUMS

CHILDREN: I can hear drums. They're noisy!

PRESENTER: Listen - do you know what makes this sound?

FX: VIOLIN

CHILDREN: Is it a violin?

PRESENTER: Yes - a violin... playing music.

MUSIC: LINK

PRESENTER: Listen again. Is this music fast or slow?

FX: PIANO PLAYING FAST

CHILDREN: It's fast!

PRESENTER: Listen again - is this music fast or slow?

FX: PIANO PLAYING SLOWLY

CHILDREN: It's slow!

PRESENTER: Now listen to these two different pieces of music. Which is faster - the first or the second?

FX: TWO PIECES OF MUSIC

PRESENTER: Which music was faster - the first or the second?

CHILDREN: It was the second!

PRESENTER: Listen again. Is this music high or low?

FX: HIGH VIOLIN NOTES

CHILDREN: It's high. / High notes on a violin.

PRESENTER: Listen again. Is this music high or low?

FX: LOW BRASS NOTES

CHILDREN: It's low!

PRESENTER: Now listen to these two difference pieces of music. Which has the high notes - the first or the second?

FX: TWO PIECES OF MUSIC

PRESENTER: Which music had the high notes - the first or the second?

CHILDREN: The first! That had really high notes!

PRESENTER: Listen - do the notes in this music go up... or do they go down?

FX: INSTRUMENT NOTES GOING UP

CHILDREN: The notes go up!

PRESENTER: Listen - do the notes in this music go up... or do they go down?

FX: INSTRUMENT NOTES GOING DOWN

CHILDREN: The notes go down!

MUSIC: LINK

PRESENTER: Listen again. How does this music make you feel? What words would you use to describe it?

FX: SAD MUSIC

CHILDREN: It's sounds sad / Like someone unhappy.

PRESENTER: Listen again. How does this music make you feel? What words would you use to describe it?

FX: HAPPY MUSIC

CHILDREN: It's happy music / Jolly / It makes me smile.

PRESENTER: Listen again. How does this music make you feel? What words would you use to describe it?

FX: SPOOKY MUSIC

CHILDREN: It sounds spooky / Like ghosts and haunted houses.

PRESENTER: Listen carefully. When you hear happy music show a happy face. And when you hear the sad music show a sad face. And when you hear the spooky music - show a spooky face!

FX: MONTAGE OF MUSIC

PRESENTER: Listen to the music. Listen to all the different sounds!

MUSIC: 'Listen all around' song.

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