From word to singing

The tuned voice

    School sections
    • Pre-primary
    • Primary
    Educational subjects
    • Choir
    • Music, Rhythm and movement
    • Aural skills (Ear training)
    • Theatre/music
    • Vocalism
    • Music and…

From word to singing

Multiple social relationships can develop in a class. The problem is to avoid fragmentation and the possible emergence of conflicts between different groups. This course suggests proposals and ludic strategies to build the group / choir, promoting a positive class atmosphere, laboratory activities and effective methodological strategies for the construction of creative choral environments, where the choir experience can really become a resource, serving the purpose of enhancing personal potentials and children’s social participation. We propose to perform with the classes simple songs that are easy for the group. Songs that are accessible to every child and, at least initially, that are short, repetitive, include few sounds and that use easy language, emotionally close to their world. The songs must also have a rather simple rhythm.

Work tools

The preparatory phase of the project took place in the classroom, while for the next it was decided to move the activity in a larger and unobstructed environment, so as to allow children to move freely and safely. In the new space, the class will be placed in a "choral" position facing the conductor on one or two rows according to the number of children.

Educational purposes

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

    • Sound perception
    • Interpretation
    • Execution
    • Improvisation
    • Composition
    Reading and Writing
    • Use of unconventional analogic music notation
Educational targets

The student:

  • listens in an active and conscious way
  • manages the potentials of his/her voice to perform simple songs
  • translates the sound into movement. Performs simple vocal pieces in groups
  • uses the voice to reproduce the intonation of the sounds of the pentatonic scale
  • sings short songs composed of two, three, four, five sounds
  • respects his/her role in situations of singing, sounds production and dramatization
  • plays the role of the conductor
  • expresses himself/herself, with the voice and the body, alone and in a group
  • expresses in the dance the music listened to
  • builds melodies with two, four, five sounds
  • creates small scores using two and three lines
  • sings short melodies and songs, reading from two and three lines


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