Grade 7 Music Module: Theatrical Forms (Moro-Moro/Komedya and Sarsuela)

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.

Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.

Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.

Filipinos are known to be happy people. No amount of difficulties can bring Filipino’s spirit down. They are very fond of music and entertainment. Since then until now, Filipino people enjoy watching performers as they sing and dance.

Later, fusion of movements and music was introduced giving birth to Philippine Theater. Speaking about theaters, Philippines has different types of theater introducing distinctive characteristics which mirror the culture of the different places in the country.

Long before the different forms of theater we enjoy today, like straight plays and musicals largely influenced by the West, the Philippines has had many types of theater through the years. It’s a rich performing arts tradition – from folk legends passed down through generations to intellectual debates as performance art; from pagan practices to the deeply religious celebrations influenced by years of colonization.

There are different types of theater in the Philippines: epic poetry, duplo, moro-moro, senakulo, bodabil and sarsuela. Among these theatrical forms, this module is going to highlight two of them which are moro-moro and sarsuela.

Learning Objectives

In this module, you will be able to:

A. define komedya/ moro-moro and sarsuela as theatrical forms in the Philippines;

B. identify each theatrical form’s contribution to a musical performance;

C. assess how a specific idea/story is communicated in each theatrical form and sing a part from a chosen sarsuela and

D. sing selection from chosen Philippine musical theater.

Grade 7 Music Quarter 4 Self-Learning Module: Theatrical Forms (Moro-Moro/Komedya and Sarsuela)


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