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Music is a practical subject.

Week 12

 

Good morning, Y2.

 

Here are some activities for Monday 6th July.

 

1) Learn how to sing the song 'Gold Coast, Australia.'

 

We will be using this song for other activities next week so please learn it well and add your own actions.

Gold Coast, Australia - by John Oates

Gold Coast, Australia by John Oates 2015

Intro

Chorus
Gold Coast, Australia. I wanna be there with you!
Gold Coast, Australia just show me what I've got to do to be with you.

Verse 1
See the whales as they flip their tails on a bright blue summer's day.
Splashing here, there and ev'rywhere, now the whales they begin to play.

Chorus

Verse 2
Get your board now and ride the waves with the mermaids along the shore.
Paradise here for ev'ryone, so much more for us to explore.

Chorus

Bridge
And to think what it used to be.
In the nineteenth century.
A home for the common thief.
In the land of the Barrier Reef.

Chorus

Outro

2) Log in to Classical 100 and listen to Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Movement 1. The picture below will help you to find the music.

 

a) Click on Periods.     b) Find the music in the 3rd Column

 

Notice how the key musical theme uses the pattern - short short short long.

 

How many times do you hear this pattern?

Finding Beethoven's 5th Symphony in Classical 100 - log in j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com 2020OldHall

Finding Beethoven's 5th Symphony in Classical 100 - log in j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com    2020OldHall 1

3) Use Song Maker to compose your own version of Beethoven's 5th.

 

Go to settings and increase the number of bars - this will make your music longer.

 

Explore other changes within settings.

 

*** Use the Song Maker programme to compose your own version of Beethoven's 5th Symphony - Use the pattern - short short short long

Song Maker - Settings

Song Maker - Settings 1

Week 11

 

Good morning, Y2.

 

Here are some activities for Monday 29th June. I hope you enjoyed learning the snail song from last week.

 

1) If you can play or sing the 'I'm A Snail' song, why not record the audio and send it to me.      j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

 

2) Listen to this version of the snail song recorded by Y6 & Y5 Key Worker children on Friday 19th June just before home time.

I'm A Snail - John Oates

Y5 & Y6 Key Worker Children performing in the afternoon on Friday 19th June

3) Watch this video and learn about Opera.

 

Opera - a combination of music, text and theatre.

 

Welsh National Opera are producing short programmes every Saturday morning to explain Opera. These short videos are a lot of fun and it would be great if you could watch and learn about the joys of Opera. Click on the video below. Let me know what you think.

Play Opera Episode Seven

Week 10

 

Good morning, Y2.

 

Here is your music activity for Monday 22nd June.

 

1) Learn how to sing the song 'I'm A Snail' using the lyrics and MP3 file below.

I'm A Snail by J. Oates 2015

I'm a snail and I leave my trail all around.
I'm a snail and I leave my trail on the ground.

I'm so sorry if I make a mess
upon the kitchen floor or by the back door.
2) Use the video and PDF below to learn how to sing the instrumental part.

I'm A Snail - Learn how to sing the instrumental part.

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Song By J. Oates
3) Click on the link below to watch videos teaching you how to play this instrumental part on guitar, keyboard & ukulele.

Week 9

 

Good morning, Y2.

 

Here are your music tasks for Monday 15th June.

 

1) Watch the video below and practise your hand signs for the musical scale or ladder.

Hand Signs - singing the musical scale

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2) Watch the video below to see how to access the Classical 100 listening resource and listen to Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.

 

3) Now click on the link below and log in using:

 

Email: j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

Password: 2020OldHall

 

4) Then compose your own music using Song Maker based upon the music you have just listened to. Have a high part that uses long notes and a lower part that moves up and down using shorter notes.

Classical 100 - Mozart Video

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Week 8

 

Good Morning, Y2.

 

Here is your activity for Monday 8th June.

 

I would like to start our lessons this half term by asking you to access a listening resource. 

 

You must enter the following to get in:

Email: j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

Password: 2020OldHall

 

Before you log in look over the picture and the TASK below!!

Classical 100 - Elements

Classical 100 - Elements 1

1) Once You have logged in click on the pink ELEMENTS rectangle.

2) Next click on one of the green SQUARES.

 

Here are the 7 Elements of music.

 

Duration - long or short sounds

Dynamics - Loud or quiet sounds

Pitch - High or low sounds

Structure - How the music is built or put together

Tempo - Fast or slow

Texture - Layers of sounds - thick or thin

Timbre - the quality of the sound

 

TASK - Listen to two pieces of music from one of the elements above. Can you describe them? How are they the same? How are they different?

 

For example: If I choose the element Tempo I might listen to the William Tell Overture and Russian Dance

 

Why not compose your own music in response to the music you have heard using the Song Maker?

WEEK 7

 

Good morning, Y2.

 

Here are your activities for Monday 18th May.

 

1) Learn to sing 'Florence Nightingale' using the lyrics and MP3 below. Notice how the song has two sections and a structure of

A B A.

 

2) Complete your own song (See week 6 lessons) that I asked you to begin last week. You might want to use one of the music programmes to create a beat to rap or sing to. Ask your parents to record them and email them to Mr Oates.

 

3) As this is the final week before half term go back over the previous weeks and look again at some of the activities before we move on to new work in June.

WEEK 6

 

Good morning, Y2.

 

Here are your tasks for Monday 11th May.

 

1) Song Writing Competition - Watch the video below to learn about this competition. Your song can be about anything.

 

2) Watch the video below to practise singing the Beowulf song in two parts.

Song Writing Competition

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This video asks you to write a song for our 2020 Song Writing competition.

WEEK 5

 

Good morning, Y2.

 

Here is your music activity for Monday 4th May.

 

1) Watch the video below and learn how to make an accompaniment on the Song Maker programme for the Dinosaur song.

 

Once you've made your music you can ask your parent to email the link to me.

Alastair’s Dinosaur Backing Music

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Alastair has made very good use of patterns and a continuous drone sound in his music.

Song Maker - How to use to make an accompaniment for the Dinosaur song.

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WEEK 4

 

Good Morning, Y2.

 

Here are your music activities for Monday 27th April.

 

1) Continue to learn the Dinosaur song using the video from week 3 and this version below.

Alastair's Song Maker Music

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This is the musical pattern Alastair created to go with the dinosaur song. Well done, Alastair.

I Saw A Dinosaur by John Oates 2020

I Saw A Dinosaur by John Oates

I saw a dinosaur he was on the T.V.
He was big, he was fast, he was staring at me!
I saw a dinosaur he was on the T.V.

Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Stegosaurus!
Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Triceratops!

Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Stegosaurus!
Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Triceratops!

I saw a dinosaur he was on the T.V.
He was big, he was fast, he was staring at me!
I saw a dinosaur he was on the T.V.

You'll not catch me!
On the T.V.
You'll not catch me!
'Cause I'm hiding here behind the settee!

J.Oates 2020

2) Watch the video below and learn how to use the Musiclab Rhythm activity. Then click on the link below the video and begin to make your rhythms. Make a rhythm that will fit with the song, 'I Saw A Dinosaur'.

Rhythm Maker - Video

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This video will help you to understand the activity and how to use the rhythm maker programme.

Here are your extension activities for Week 4 - they can all be found on this page or in the Learning at Home page - music star!

 

3) Listen to Music & Learn About Composers - Week 4

 

Listen to Appalachian Spring: Variations on a Shaker Tune by Aaron Copland. How many times do you hear the famous tune repeated?

 

4) Listen to the instruments of the orchestra - Woodwind Family

 

WEEK 3

 

Good morning, Y2.

 

Here is your main activity for Monday 20th April.

 

1) Learn how to sing the song 'I Saw A Dinosaur'. Use the video below to help you clap the rhythms of dinosaur names.

I Saw A Dinosaur by John Oates

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This video helps you to learn the melody of this brand new song and highlights key rhythms for you to clap.

I Saw A Dinosaur by John Oates

 

I saw a dinosaur he was on the T.V.

He was big, he was fast, he was staring at me!

I saw a dinosaur he was on the T.V.

 

Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Stegosaurus!

Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Triceratops!

Here are some more extension activities for this week. They can be found on this page or within the music star.

 

2) Watch the video and sing the 'Wash Your Hands' song. 

 

3) Listen to Music & Learn About Composers - Week 3
 

Listen for the patterns in the music and how the solo instrument works with the orchestra - Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No2, Movement/Part 1?

 

4) Listen to Brass instruments in the Instruments of the Orchestra - 

 

5) Make sounds with shapes by clicking on the Sounds & Shapes Kadinsky link below. Watch the video to show you how to use the programme.

Sounds & Shapes Kadinsky Demonstration Video

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WEEK 2

 

Good Morning Y2

 

Here are your music activities for 30th March.

 

1) Listen to the song South Africa - (Found Below). Look at the music and join in singing the different parts using Do Ra Me So. Try to sing each of the two parts. Now practise the rhythm part by saying and tapping Ta ta-te ta - aa.

Later try to sing the song and clap this rhythm.

 

Here are some more music activities to try (30th March) - they can all be found in the Learning at Home page - music star!

 

1) Sing the 'Wash Your Hands' song. Practise and make your own hand actions for it.

 

2) Sing the ‘Olympian’ song. Watch the video in the Music Star.

 

3) Listen to Music & Learn About Composers - Week 2
 

Can you make up your own actions for the music? The music is mostly quiet but then there is a surprise.

 

4) Learn about the instruments of the orchestra - Activity 2

Ethan's Song Lyrics

Ethan's Song Lyrics 1

South Africa - Solfa Sounds

South Africa - Solfa Sounds  1

South Africa - J.Oates

This simple repeated phrase is written forwards then backwards.

WEEK 1

 

Good Morning Y2!

 

I hope you are all well.

 

Here are your music activities for this week (23rd March) - they can all be found in the Learning at Home page - music star!

 

1) Sing the 'Wash Your Hands' song. Practise and make your own hand actions for it.

 

2) Listen to Music & Learn About Composers - Listen to a piece of music by Mozart  - Piano Sonata No. 11 in A: Turkish Rondo

 

Can you dance to the music? When the music changes make new movements.

 

3) Learn about the instruments of the orchestra.

 

4) Go to the Choir folder and click on KS2 Choir. Now try to sing along with the melody of Nowhere Man.