Games, jokes, dances and other things

on the notes of Rossini’s “Tarantella”

    School sections
    • Lower secondary school
    Educational subjects
    • Music, Rhythm and movement
    • Aural skills (Ear training)
    • Theatre/music
    • Music and…

Games, jokes, dances and other things

The expressive performance “Games, jokes, dances and other things on Rossini’s Tarantella” was an interesting musical listening experience lived as an opportunity to meet, share and cooperate. The students listened to music with the aim to spend time together through games, but also to develop the ability to pay attention to music with greater creativity and perceptive sharpness.

Work tools

The space used for the activities was the students’ regular classroom, during the initial approach towards listening, biographical and music research. With regard, instead, to rehearsals and recording, a larger space was necessary, such as the school’s Auditorium. The instruments used to realize the path were an IWB, a music reproduction system and a video camera for the recordings.

Educational purposes

The skills, goals and training objectives selected by the teacher for this experience are shown below.

    • Sound perception
    • Interpretation
    • Analysis
    • Comprehension
    • Execution
    • Composition
    Reading and Writing
    • Use of unconventional analogic music notation
    Lower secondary school
    • Understands and evaluates events, materials, and musical works recognising their meanings, also in relation to his/her own musical experience and the different historical/sociological context.
    • Actively participating in music experiences through the execution and the interpretation of vocal and instrumental music pieces belonging to different genres and cultures.
    • Capacity to conceive and create music and multimedia messages, also though improvisation or collective elaboration processes, using also IT tools, in critical confrontation with models belonging to the musical heritage
    Reading and Writing
    • Using different notation systems functional to reading, analysis and reproduction of pieces of music
    • Integrating one’s own music experience with other knowledge and practices using appropriate codes and codification systems
Educational targets

The students learned how to: - Recognize the different sonorous parameters and the melodic profile, establishing their relation, within the piece proposed - Perform, reformulate and translate rhythmic and melodic schemes with their body – Recognize the function of a piece, its formal, rhythmic and melodic characteristics to improve its performance even with the involvement of movement – Study and analyze the structure, the melodic and rhythmic aspects of various pieces for a personal reformulation – Reproduce a given piece and manage their emotional dynamics both personal and in relation to the group – Organize themselves in the temporal and physical space both during the rehearsals and the performance – Develop body percussion sequences on given pieces respecting the rules shared by the group


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Baricco spiega Rossini Click here
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Interpretazione coreografica de “La Tarantella” di Rossini Click here
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Bibliografia Download
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