1. Arrange students into groups. Each group needs at least ONE person who has a mobile device.
2. If their phone camera doesn't automatically detect and decode QR codes, ask students to
4. Cut them out and place them around your class / school.
1. Give each group a clipboard and a piece of paper so they can write down the decoded questions and their answers to them.
2. Explain to the students that the codes are hidden around the school. Each team will get ONE point for each question they correctly decode and copy down onto their sheet, and a further TWO points if they can then provide the correct answer and write this down underneath the question.
3. Away they go! The winner is the first team to return with the most correct answers in the time available. This could be within a lesson, or during a lunchbreak, or even over several days!
4. A detailed case study in how to set up a successful QR Scavenger Hunt using this tool can be found here.
|1. What does the term ‘sforzando’ mean?||An Accent showing that a note of chord should be played with greater force than the other notes surrounding it||2. What are the dates of the Classica era?||c.1750-1820||3. What are the dates of the Romantic era?||c.1810-1900||4. What is Sonata Form?||A large-scale form invented in the Classical Era, it has three sections: Exposition, Development and Recapitulation.||5. What is a ‘First Subject’?||The first theme or melody||6. What is a ‘Second Subject’?||The second theme or melody||7. What is a ‘bridge passage’?||A linking passage often used to change the key of the music (to modulate) in preparation for the second subject||8. What does ‘homophony’ mean?||It refers to the overall texture of the whole Piano Sonata, No.8 in C minor.||9. How would you describe a ‘diminished seventh’ chord?||They feature in Pathetique.||10. What is a codetta?||A short coda concluding a section||11. What is ‘murky bass’?||The fast octave repetitions in a bass line||12. The second subject in Pathetique is described as being music more lyrical than the first, but what does this mean?||Songlike, flowing||13. In Section 2 of Pathetique we hear the accompaniment change to a type of ‘Alberti Bass’, but what is ‘Alberti Bass’?||An accompaniment made up of broken chords||14. In the development section of Pathetique we hear a dominant preparation, as the left hand plays repeated G quavers over 30 bars to the end of the development section, but what is a ‘dominant preparation’?||A passage focussed on the dominant chord to create expectation for a return to the tonic||15. In the development section of Pathetique we hear ‘augmented’ rhythms, but what does this mean?||Doubling (or more) of the original notes’ durations||16. What is an ‘imperfect cadence’?||A cadence ending on chord V and sounding incomplete|
Question 1 (of 16)
Question 2 (of 16)
Question 3 (of 16)
Question 4 (of 16)
Question 5 (of 16)
Question 6 (of 16)
Question 7 (of 16)
Question 8 (of 16)
Question 9 (of 16)
Question 10 (of 16)
Question 11 (of 16)
Question 12 (of 16)
Question 13 (of 16)
Question 14 (of 16)
Question 15 (of 16)
Question 16 (of 16)