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This page is updated every Wednesday to match when the children had their classroom music lesson.

 

Music is a practical subject.

Week 13

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

Here are your music activities for Wednesday 15th July.

 

1) Sing the Polar Bear song by using the audio file below and looking at the lyrics shown on the music.

 

Can you sing the harmony part?

Polar Bear by John Oates 2018

Polar Bear lyrics and melody

2) Watch the video below to show you how to make the Polar Bear melody using Song Maker. 

 

The pictures below will help you - the first one is the start of the Polar Bear song - you must use this twice.

 

Then make the second picture.

 

Then finish with the third picture to complete all of the song.

Making the Polar Bear melody.

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This video will show you how to use the Music Maker to make the melody for the Polar Bear song.

How to make Polar Bear melody 1 - you must repeat this part.

How to make Polar Bear melody 2 - this is the middle section.

How to make Polar Bear part three - this is the end part.

3) Click on Song Maker and try to make the Polar Bear melody yourself - REMEMBER TO GO TO SETTINGS AND CHANGE THE BARS FROM 4 TO 16.

4) Can you add your own drum beat to the song?

 

5) Click on save and ask your parent/carer to email it to me at 

j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

Week 12

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

Here are some activities for Wednesday 8th 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 2015

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

3) Use Song Maker to compose your own music based upon Beethoven's 5th Symphony. 

 

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

Making changes to the settings in Song Maker

Week 11

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

Here are some activities for Wednesday 1st July. 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 afternoon, Y5.

 

Here is your music activity for Wednesday 24th 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 - Instrumental Part Tutorial Using Hand Signs

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Watch this video and learn how to sing the instrumental part.
3) Click on the link below to watch videos teaching you how to play this instrumental part on guitar, keyboard & ukulele.

Week 9

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

Here are your music tasks for Wednesday 17th June.

 

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

 

2)Watch the Making Patterns video and then compose your own patterns using the hand signs.

Hand Signs - Warm Up Video

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Hand Signs - Making Patterns

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

 

4) Now click on the link below the third video and log in using:

 

Email: j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

Password: 2020OldHall

 

5) 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.

 

Song Maker link is at the bottom of this week's activities.

Classical 100 - Login & Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

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Week 8

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

Here is your activity for Thursday 10th June.

 

1) Watch the video below about logging into the Classical 100.

2) Log into the Classical 100 using these details

 

    email: j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

    password: 2020OldHall

 

Listen to The Flight of the Bumble Bee

 

3) Click on the Song Maker link and create your own music in response to what you heard.

Classical 100 - How to log in and use.

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David’s composing using Song Maker

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Good use of Tempo, a strong melody and interesting repeated bass notes. A very dramatic piece made very dynamic by the build up in the percussion. Well done.

WEEK 7

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

Here are your activities for Wednesday 20th 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 afternoon, Y5.

 

Here are your tasks for Wednesday 13th 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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Watch this video to learn about the song writing competition.

WEEK 5

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

I am sorry that the video I uploaded last week didn't have my voice on it to guide you. I've put the proper one on now so please have another listen to it.

 

Your activity for Wednesday 6th May is as follows:

 

1) Watch the video below. It shows you how to use the Ableton Sequencer and gives ideas as to how you can add lyrics from the Johnny B. Goode song.

Ableton Sequencer Video - How to use.

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Watch this video to learn how to use the Making Beats loop sequencer. Add lyrics from the Johnny B. Goode song.

Johnny B. Goode

Composed by Chuck Berry

 

Deep down in Louisiana, close to New Orleans
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play the guitar just like ringing a bell

Go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Johnny B. Goode

 

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
And go sit beneath the trees by the railroad track
Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade
Stroming with the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by, they would stop and say
"Oh my, that little country boy could play"

Go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Johnny B. Goode

 

His mother told him someday he would be a man
And you will be the leader of a big ol' band
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down
Maybe someday your name would be in lights
Saying "Johnny B. Goode tonight"

Go, go
Go, Johnny, go
Go, go, go, Johnny, go
Go, go, go, Johnny, go
Go, go, go, Johnny, go
Go
Johnny B. Goode

Week 4

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

Here are your musical activities for Wednesday 29th April.

 

1) Watch the video and learn how to use the Song Maker. Then click on the link and make a pattern for the Johnny B. Goode song.

Y5 Song Maker Tutorial 2 - With Mr Oates' voice over this time!!

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Use this video to learn how to use the Song Maker and develop musical ideas for the Johnny B. Goode song.

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!

 

2) 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?

 

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

WEEK 3

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

Here is your main activity for Wednesday 22nd April.

 

1) We are going to use the video below to learn to sing a second part for the Johnny B. Goode song by Chuck Berry. The song has a 12 Bar structure. Each bar has 4 beats so that's 12 x 4 = ? beats.

 

If you play an instrument you can try playing the chords or both the melody and second part.

Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry 1958

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Use this video to learn to sing a second part to the song.

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 Demonstration Video

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Wash Your Hands by John Oates

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Thank you to children and parents for their support in making this resource.

WEEK 2

 

 

1) Become better at singing the song, 'As Traffic Lights'. See resources below.

 

Sing using the PDF document and audio recording below.

 

Learn to sing the instrument part using Do Re Me Fa So La Ti Do.

 

If you have an instrument - try to play the instrument part or the chords as you sing.

 

Can you sing the instrument part whilst the melody is playing?

 

Can you make up your own words for the song?

 

Extension Activities - Found in the Music Star on the Learning at Home page.

 

2) Sing the 'I Want To Be An Olympian' song. 

 

2) Listen to Music & Learn about Composers - Week 2 - 30th March - Haydn's Surprise Symphony - Can you make different large gestures when you hear the surprise?

 

3) Music Theory - Note names of the treble clef

 

4) Compose Music & Play Rhythm Games - week 2 - 30th March

 

5) Learn about the instruments of the orchestra. - Activity 2

 

WEEK 1

 

Good Afternoon Y5!

 

I had hoped to have this on earlier but you can not rush creativity!!!

 

Tasks for 25th March.

 

1) Learn the song, 'As Traffic Lights'.

 

Sing this song several times using the PDF document and audio recording below.

 

Learn to sing the instrument part using Do Re Me Fa So La Ti Do.

 

If you have an instrument - try to play the instrument part or the chords as you sing.

 

Can you sing the instrument part whilst the melody is playing?

 

Good Luck

As Traffic Lights by John Oates & Lyrics adapted from Rob Ryan

As Traffic Lights by John Oates/Rob Ryan

This is the melody version.

As Traffic Lights instrumental part.mp3

As Traffic Lights - Full Version

Try singing both parts or playing along with your instrument.

Extension Tasks: All these tasks can be found on the previous page in the gold 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 - Week 1 - 23rd March - Mozart's Piano Sonata No.11

 

3) Music Theory - Note names of the treble clef

 

4) Compose your own music - week 1 - 23rd March

 

5) Learn about the instruments of the orchestra.