Rob Jones Posted February 8, 2004 Share Posted February 8, 2004 This always generates a heated debate! Personally, I think teaching staff notation at KS3 and to some extent at KS4 is largely a waste of time. Time is precious at KS3, so we should be optimising that time by doing practical tasks and teaching pupils to be analytical about live and recorded music. You don't need notation to be creative with sound. Take a 4 bar syncopated rhythm for example. You can get a Year 8 class to copy and be creative with it but writing a syncopation is hugely complex for them. Sure, some recognition of staff rhythmic and pitch notation is desirable, but it should only be tackled when the creative work has been done. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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