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Number of participants

in multiples of 3 or 4


approx. 20 min.

Working method

group work

Musical abilities of the trainers

1 2 34  5  6

Equipment and instruments
  • any musical instrument or app
    to have the first tuning references
  • concentration
  • collaboration
  • attention
  • cooperation
  • hearing sensitivity

Human Piano

This activity is designed to learn the pentatonic scale in a funny
and innovative way. In addition, it will develop motor,
cognitive and affective aspects indirectly.


The aim of the activity is to provide with a basic tool to perform music. The most common and basic multicultural scale: the pentatonic. This knowledge will enable the participants to complete other activities and to have a resource to create music.
In addition, we must comment that this scale is much related to the Hungarian music and that it has also an approaching objective to a participant culture.
Lastly, to promote our aim of impulsive musical activities for young people these kind of active and alternative ways of learning are a tool for it.


  1. The motivator will ask the participants to form lines and to let some space between them.
  2. The facilitator will give a note (part of the pentatonic scale) and ask the participants to repeat it in loud voice.
  3. All together will jump to right or left, and by the new position they will add a new note.
  4. They will be asked to produce a third note, but in the third one the facilitator will not give the “sound clue”, they will only jump to a specific position and they will automatically discover it.
  5. They are not going to use more “sound clues” and they will sing and jump following the facilitator, making music.

Comments for facilitators

Ensure a comfortable place to practice it, spacious and clean.