Take Five…notes

Year 7 have been investigating pentatonic music and discovered that there are a lot of pop songs out there with melodies based on just five notes – a pentatonic scale. Having got to grips with a pentatonic scale themselves they then composed a piece of music using this. Some of them initially found it quite a challenge to stick to the pentatonic scale but here are two examples of what some of the students created. The first is a live performance and the second a piece composed using GarageBand.

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