Year 5 Guitar

During music today, Year 5 have been learning how to tune a guitar. First the children listened to Mr Innerdale play a guitar that was not in tune with the piano, this sounded very strange. Then, they were introduced to notes that were either too sharp or too flat. After this, the children looked at the parts of the guitar that are used to tune the individual strings which are called pegs. Finally, in partners, the children tried tuning the bottom three strings (E, A and D) on the guitar themselves. The children had to think carefully whether the note was too sharp, or too flat. To test to see if all of the guitars were in tune with one another, each partner took it turn to play a simple melody as part of an ensemble which sounded great! Well done Year 5.

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