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Breakthrough is a composition for the whole class for KS2 (Y3-Y6, 8-12 years old) of UK primary school, music education. It consists of one instrumental composition in three different speeds and four instrument parts, To read more about the song concept and to download the complete package, please visit the Breakthrough main page.


Breakthrough Challenge is the medium variation of the composition, aimed at Year 4 and 5 (8-10 years old).

There are eight  bars of introduction, before Theme 1 starts. The song begins with a speed of 80bpm and finishes at 160bpm. There are 7 Themes, with Themes 3-7 repeated using the Dal Segno symbol. The song gets gradually faster at its second repetition. The notes are coloured by pitch.

The composition parts are named groups, and are provided as pdf:

  • Group 1: percussion
  • Group 2: melodic instrument, beginner (notes A-B)
  • Group 3: melodic instrument, intermediate (notes F#-G-A-B)
  • Group 4: easy piano and guitar chords
  • Group 5: intermediate piano and guitar chords

Besides those five pdf's, a separate complete score is provided for the teacher.

There are five mp3 files available:

  • Complete: the full composition, recorded with drums and bass and and all groups (performed on a synth)
  • Backing: drums, bass and chords played on warm pad
  • Group 1: backing track and Group 1 melody line only
  • Group 2: backing track and Group 2 melody line only
  • Group 3: backing track and Group 3 melody line only

Learning

A text file outlining all learning per instrument is also included in the Zip-file for reference, and it's contents are below.

  • GROUP 1, percussion
    • Quarter (crotchet) and eight (quaver) note
    • Tempo indication
    • Long rest (8 bars)
    • Repetition signs
    • Dal Segno indication and symbol
    • Fermata
       
  • GROUP 2, beginner melodic instrument*
    • Notes B-A
    • Quarter, half, dotted half and whole note (crotchet, minim, dotted minim and semibreve)
    • Tempo indication
    • Long rest (8 bars)
    • Repetition signs
    • Dal Segno indication and symbol
    • Fermata
       
  • GROUP 3, intermediate melodic instrument*
    • Notes B-A-G-F#
    • Quarter, half, dotted half and whole note (crotchet, minim, dotted minim and semibreve)
    • Quarter (crotchet) rest
    • Tempo indication
    • Long rest (8 bars)
    • Repetition signs
    • Dal Segno indication and symbol
    • Fermata
       
  • GROUP 4, easy piano and guitar chords*
    • Chords: Em, Am, C, D, G
    • Tempo indication
    • Repetition signs
    • Fermata
    • Notes:
      • Guitar tablatures and left-right hand  piano chords are available as guidance.
      • Rhythms are not provided - rhythmic patterns could be used from group 1, or own patterns created.
         
  • GROUP 5, piano and guitar chords*
    • Chords: Em7, Em6, Am7, Cmaj7, D7, Gmaj7
    • Tempo indication
    • Repetition signs
    • Fermata
    • Notes:
      • Notes in brackets could be skipped (right-hand piano).
      • Guitar tablatures and left-right hand  piano chords are available as guidance.
      • Rhythms are not provided - rhythmic patterns could be used from group 1, or own patterns created.

*Notes are coloured by pitch