LP tempo2

 Tempo 2 - andante and presto

Duration: 1 lesson

The following games are used for this exercise: the Museum, the Violin Street Musician and the Quiz at the television studio.

The pupils will achieve the following skills:

"They will become acquainted with two different tempi - andante (slow tempo) and presto (fast tempo)

"They will be able to distinguish between the two tempi

"They will be able to recognise the two tempi when listening to them

"They will be able to use the proper name of the two tempi when discussing music

"They will be able to form an opinion as to how the tempo affects the music


The pupils must acquire knowledge of the two tempi on their own by reading about them and listening to the examples in book No. 4, text boxes 4 and 6 at the Museum.

The pupils will play the subgame with the violin street musician Mai and in this way test their knowledge. Please note that the street musician will play other tempi as well.

In the Quiz, they will furthermore have to answer questions about andante and presto. All questions deal with andante and presto.

If the pupils have made too many mistakes in the subgames, they can always return to the museum and read about/listen to everything again.

Launch the activity by writing on the blackboard:

"Log on to www.themusicgame.net. Go to the Museum and hear what the custodian has to say".


"Always use the terms describing the different expressions when talking with the pupils: andante (slow tempo) and presto (fast tempo).

Instructions for the pupils

The custodian's speech

"Good morning. Nice to see you even though I'm so busy. The television studio is calling me practically every day. They want to know something about andante and presto. I guess this means that they're preparing a quiz on the subject. Therefore, read about the topic here at the museum and then visit the television studio. I bet that the quiz today is about andante and presto. So you can earn some money. You can also visit Mai and earn some additional money. The two tempi are described in book No. 4, chapters 4 and 6. Also have a look at chapter 1.

Well, I must get on with my work. I have to send an e-mail to the television studio. Have a look at my note on the notice board before you start. See you!

The custodian's note

Read book No. 4 in the brown bookcase. Read text boxes 1, 4 and 6 describing tempi, andante and presto.

Go to the Quiz. I am sure that they have a quiz about andante and presto today.

Also drop by Mai down by the park. She is playing the violin. She's playing in different tempi so you can earn some additional money. Have fun!


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