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Texture - Beginner

Texture - Beginner



  • Difficulty Level: easy
  • Supplies Required: Bean Bag, Ball
  • Number of participant: 3


Let’s experiment with how different articulations alter the music differently in addition to the feeling or mood. Start by creating smooth, sliding steps (legato) as you move around your room, as if you are ice-skating. Now switch to taking steps in the same tempo on your tiptoes to create a pointed feel (staccato).

Through discussion, consider where you may find “Staccato” and “Legato” in your everyday environment.

Activity Legato Song and Action - Hold hands and “row” your boat smoothly down the stream Bean Bag - Slide a bean bag across the floor to another person Ball - Sitting down, roll the ball back and forth across the floor

Staccato Song and Action - Sing “Pat-a-cake” and feel the hands clapping against each other Bean Bag - Toss a bean bag to another person Ball - Bounce a small ball such as a tennis ball and listen to the sound of the ball making contact with the floor


    Texture is one of the basic elements of music. When you describe the texture of a piece of music, you are describing how much is going on in the music at any given moment. For example, the texture of the music might be thick or thin, or it may have many or few layers. It might be made up of rhythm only, or of a melody line with chordal accompaniment, or many interweaving melodies.

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