Workshop 6 – ‘Katie Beardie’

In Workshop 6 of my PG Certificate Project, we worked with hand held percussion instruments exploring sounds, dynamics, articulations and ensemble playing within the group. Exploratory work led us to two, one minute improvisations inspired by the Roy Lichtenstein postcard ‘Composition I’ (1996).


For the second part of this workshop, I introduced the traditional Scots song ‘Katie Beardie’. We sang this song and played the melody and accompaniment on the xylophones. Inspired by the Katie Beardie song and the postcards of Pauline James we devised music for xylophones and hand held percussion instruments.

Pauline James Postcards

(Artist: Pauline James, 2011)

PG Cert Project Lesson Plan 6