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

 

Music is a practical subject.

Week 14

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here are your music activities for Thursday 16th 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 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 section.

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

How to make Polar Bear melody 3 - this is the end section.

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 13

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here are some activities for Thursday 9th 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.

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?

How to find Beethoven's 5th Symphony within 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

Make changes to the length of your music in the settings.

Week 12

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here are some activities for Thursday 2nd 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.

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 11

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here is your music activity for Thursday 25th June.

 

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

2) Use the video and PDF below to 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 10

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here are your music tasks for Thursday 18th 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.

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 - Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

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Week 9

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here is your activity for Thursday 11th 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 Log In Video

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This video shows you how to log in and use the Classical 100 web resource.

WEEK 8

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here are your activities for Thursday 21st 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 7

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here are your tasks for Thursday 14th 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.


 

WEEK 6

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here is your music activity for Thursday 7th May.

 

1) Watch the video below to learn about the task. You will be singing the second part of the Scarborough Fair song and then creating a backing track using Ableton Live - see link under the video,

Ableton Live Tutorial - John Oates

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Use this video to learn how to use Ableton Live and to see how you can add a vocal line on top of the backing.

WEEK 5

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here are your music activities for Thursday 30th April.

 

1) Watch the video below and learn how to use the Song Maker programme.

 

2) Click on the link and make a pattern to accompany the Scarborough Fair song.

 

 

Song Maker Tutorial Video Y6

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Use this video to learn how to use the Song Maker programme.

WEEK 4

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here are your music activities for 23rd April.

 

1) Use the video below to learn a second vocal part for the Scarborough Fair song.

2) Watch this short video demonstrating how to use the rhythm maker and then click on the link below to begin making a pattern for the Scarborough Fair song.

Rhythm Maker for Scarborough Fair

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Learn 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 Afternoon, Y6.

 

Here are your activities for the 16th April.

 

1) Learn the song Scarborough Fair - Use the video below to help you with the melody and keeping in time with the pulse.

 

Scarborough Fair was written in the Medieval Times. What can you find out about it?

Scarborough Fair - Learning the melody and keeping the 3/4 time pulse

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Here are some more extension activities for this week.

 

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.

Sound & Shapes Kadinsky Video

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Simple demonstration of the Kadinsky programme.

Wash Your Hands by John Oates.

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Thank you to the children and parents for helping to create this resource.

WEEK 2

 

Good afternoon, Y6.

 

Here are your activities for 2nd April.

 

1) Use the backing track below to help you to compose a simple rap/melody about South America. Maybe write about the rainforest and the animals it contains or the passion for football?

 

Here are your extension activities. They can be found either on this page or within the yellow star.

 

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, Y6!

 

Below are some activities for you to do in the coming week from Thursday 26th March.

 

Sing Rio De Janeiro and compose your own lyrics/melody/rap for the middle section of this recording.

 

If you play an instrument, can you improvise a short melodic phrase to play with the song?

 

Use the music below to play along with the song.

 

 

 

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.