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Y4 CYCLE C: Western Classical Tradition: Classical Era - Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Genre: Western Classical Tradition

Style: Classical Era


Composer & Musician: Ludwig Van Beethoven


Rhythm Reading Comparison: 4/4 versus 3/4

Have you ever wondered about the difference between 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures in music? Sure, 4/4 has 4 beats in a bar whereas 3/4 only has three, but what does that mean to the music? In this video, we'll read and play two similar rhythms in both 4/4 and 3/4.

BBC Bitesize explains: Beethoven's 5th Symphony

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Which Character Traits did Beethoven embrace so that he could continue his musical career despite becoming deaf at just 24?


'5th Symphony' by Ludwig Van Beethoven


Everyone can recognise the opening notes of this amazing Symphony!

Get on board with the drama and intensity of his compositions in this line rider video and follow the dynamic symbols!


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This is incredible.

Can you perform Beethoven's '5th Symphony' using body percussion?!

Thank you to Mrs Lowe for finding this!


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Beethoven's 6th Symphony, 4th Movement - 'Thunderstorm' 

(conducted by Paavo Järvi)


The legendary Ludwig Van Beethoven is our Musician of the Month.

This piece of music is very emotional and full of dynamic changes - enjoy!


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'Moonlight Sonata' by Ludwig Van Beethoven

'Moonlight Sonata' from 1801 has a unique atmosphere - something never heard before. 

It's mesmerising and heartbreakingly sad, all at the same time!


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