Aural Games & Activities for the Group Class and Ensemble.
There are so many advantages to implementing aural-based games and creative musical activities in the string class and ensemble; they increase student enjoyment, interaction and engagement, they allow students to improve their aural skills by responding to ‘off the page’ stimuli, and they help to develop students’ musical intuition, therefore acquiring higher levels of independence on their instrument.
In time, students themselves can lead these games and activities, allowing peer-to-peer learning to occur — another rich learning opportunity for everyone. Informal activities such as games and creative exploration can be prioritised in the string class as a key tool for enhanced engagement and confidence in young musicians. Such activities also encourage students to develop independent compositional and improvisational skills, and also offer ‘brain-break’ opportunities.
Activities in this session will all be aural-based, and will encompass elements of composing, arranging, improvisation, technical work and ensemble skills.