Expression Signs (A4 Poster)

Here are 2 ways to use this resource:

  • As a poster as an attractive reminder of these 5 expression signs and terms.
  • Laminate and then cut around the boxes. Hold up individual cards and have students perform songs with that expression for reinforcement of the terms. You might like to cover the definition to see if students can remember them!

    • Hold up the cards and have students sing a song and:
  • Jump for staccato

  • Stomp for accent
  • Slide for slur
  • Take firm, purposeful steps for tenuto
  • Stand like a statue for fermata
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Kodály Analysis:

Expression Signs (A4 Poster) Theme: Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: CSP: Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: Rhythm:  



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