Introducing A Musical Score (Graphic Score)
When we first introduce children to the concept of following music on paper we use a graphic score with pictures. This teaches them to follow the score from left to right and that the pictures tell them how and what to play.
- To explore the sounds that can be made with their voices and bodies
- To know that sounds can be written down so that they can be followed or played
- To "read" a musical score from left to right
Using the same picture symbols can you make a sound story of your own? In which order will you make the sounds?
Can you think of some other things that make a sound outside and add them to your story with a picture?
I would love to hear you playing your sound story!