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Grade 6-8

Interpreting Music: Repetition

by Brooke T. | Music

5 Lessons 6:44
  1. 1. Repetition 1:25
  2. 2. In Song Form 1:42
  3. 3. In Melodies 1:48
  4. 4. In Genres 0:50
  5. 5. Why We Like It 0:59

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

Repetition is key! Learn about repetition: what it sounds like, how we use it, and why we like it. We will explore the definition of repetition, how we see it in song form and genre, hear it in melodies, and why our brains react favorably toward repetition.

Interpret music with a critical ear by learning the fundamental tenets of musicianship.


Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

Course overview



Students will learn about repetition and patterns in music


In Song Form

Students will learn how song forms use repetition to structure a song


In Melodies

Students will learn about repetition within melodies, and how that makes a melody work


In Genres

Students will learn that different genres use different patterns


Why We Like It

Students will learn that the more you listen to something, the more you will enjoy it

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  • How to Write A Song
  • Interpret
  • Listening Skills
  • Music
  • Repetition

Recommended Materials

  • Pencil
  • Paper


Brooke Trumm is a composer, percussionist, and teaching artist in New York, NY. She has her Bachelor’s in Music Composition from the University of Idaho, and her Master's in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University. Recently, she wrote songs for Rattlestick Playwright Theatre's "Village Song," and Lincoln Center's "Broadway's Future Songbook" series. Brooke has been an active percussionist for 16 years, recently performing at Bowery Electric, Arlene’s Grocery, and Feinstein’s/54 Below. Brooke has a fondness for teaching music theory, she has taught at The School for Strings in Manhattan for the last year and a half, and many years prior in Oregon and Idaho. She is excited to bring that passion for music theory and general music to learners through the Music Club.

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