Music Skills: Clarinet Edition


Age: 14–16

Time requirement: 20–60 minutes

Develop students' awareness of the clarinet techniques and performance style to build confidence in their own compositions.

Part of a toolkit of four engaging teaching resources produced with British Army Music, the Clarinet Edition materials help bridge the gap between KS3 Music and the Music GCSE curriculum. It is also aligned to the Scottish Nat 5 Music curriculum. All toolkit materials build key skills in instrument knowledge, music history, as well as composition and unfamiliar listening skills – each through the lens of a single instrument and with expert input from Army instrumentalists.

The Music Skills: Clarinet resource includes activities to review different styles of clarinet playing, dynamics and articulation, unfamiliar listening skills and challenges students to compose an animal-inspired motif for the clarinet. It aligns with Gatsby Careers Education Benchmarks as well as Music curriculum links and can be completed as a full-length lesson or individual elements used as starters, extension activities, homework or revision aids.

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