Composing, improvising and doodling

Musical building blocks

Musical building blocks are combinations of patterns, pulse, rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, tone, texture, speed, dynamics and the graduation of all of these. It is highly desirable to play a lot of musical games with all of these so that children become more experienced at adaptions of these, as well as developing the dexterity to control sounds and make changes. The more children become familiar with tonal and rhythmic patterns through hearing them and exploring them musically first-hand, the more possibilities will open up within the music they create themselves. Offering children multiple opportunities to develop their internal sound bank is really important.