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Create your own music with BBC Bitesize

Published: Thursday, 01 March 2018

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Bitesize and some well known Ten Pieces faces have created resources to help explain some useful basic elements which can be used when creating music

Follow the newest primary school band 'Lightening Jelly in their journey to compose a song for their end of year performance! With the help of some famous faces and their well-known tunes. Here is the first part: and part 2:

These brand new music resources from BBC Bitesize are designed to support the KS1 and KS2 curriculum. This musical adventure is brought to life with new music recordings from the BBC Philarmonic Orchestra.

Learn about:

  • pulse and rhythm with Anna Meridith
  • Duration and tempo with Beethoven
  • Melody and pitch with Bob Marley
  • Harmony with Kerry Andrew
  • Texture with Nitin Sawhney
  • Dynamics with Tchaikovsky
  • Structure with Elvis Presley
  • Notation with Bach
  • Feel and emotion with Nina Simone
  • Performance with our brand new pop song

Enter the magic music room and learn the skills you need to compose your own masterpieces!