The music of peoples

The music as a means to get to know different places and cultures

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

The music of peoples

The music of peoples” is the title of a musical education project realized at a primary school. It was a concert that involved all classes, from the first to the fifth. Starting from the narration of a simple story, the students explored musical repertoires belonging to different countries. The project was developed within a wider path, promoted by the Region of Lazio, aimed at preventing and countering bullying and cyberbullying. The educational activity ended with the realization of a final concert/performance.

Work tools

In order to realize the project, it was necessary to have at disposal:
- a sufficiently large space to be able to move freely, to rehearse with the single classes, and for the final rehearsals and performance with all the participants (about 200 students);
- more or less conventional musical instruments, useful for accompaniments (drums, ukuleles, sonorous tubes, instruments realized with recovery materials);
- computer/IWB;
- audio supports and voice system;
- materials to build scenery elements and handmade musical instruments

Educational purposes

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

    • Interpretation
    • Comprehension
    • Execution
    • Learning to listen to oneself and to the others
    • Identify the constitutive elements of a simple piece of music
    • Listening, interpreting and describing pieces of music of different genres
    • Exploring different expressive capacities of voice, musical objects and musical instruments
    • Producing timbre, melodic and rhythmic combinations applying basic schemes; executing them with the voice, the body and instruments (including IT tools).
    • Playing, alone or in group, simple vocal or instrumental pieces of music belonging to different genres and cultures, using also didactic instruments and self-made tools.
Educational targets

The students learned how to:
- perform timbre, rhythmic and melodic combinations with the voice, body and musical instruments;
- perform, both collectively and individually, vocal pieces belonging to different cultures;
- participate in a coordinated and rational way in collective performances (listen, follow the rhythm, respect each other’s turn).

The students had to:
- integrate the musical experiences with other artistic practices and knowledge;
- develop a cooperative attitude.

The student were enabled to:
- learn how to recognize the meanings of musical material on the basis of their experiences and with regard to different cultural contexts.


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