Nursery

Summer term 2, Lesson 6

Time to dance:

Now let’s sit down and listen to the story:

Summer term 2, Lesson 5

We are going to meet a new instrument today: THE GUITAR.

It has strings just like the CELLO but it is much smaller.

Let’s listen to our new story with music today and after that, you might want to colour in the picture with a guitar below:

Here are some guitar colour in pages: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Summer term 2, Lesson 4

 

Time for story with music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXlKiFfUjbY&feature=emb_logo

 

Child Cellist, born to play the cello | Cello, Young musician ...

Summer term 2, Lesson 3

Learn the song “A Sailor went to Sea”

Now try to do the clapping game:

Summer term 2, Lesson 2

LO: Learn about different musical  instruments and how they sound.

Summer term 2, Lesson 1

LO: Tap a steady beat to music.

What is a PULSE/BEAT in music? The BEAT is the HEART of the music. Watch the video and sing the song. Can you tap the beat?

Try to sing and do the actions of this song?

You might want to colour in the hearts in this worksheet. Nursery – steady beat

Remember: The BEAT is the HEART of the MUSIC.

SUMMER TERM 1

Summer term 1, Lesson 5

Time for a story with music.

 

Summer term 1, Lesson 4

 

Let’s sing our song of the week: “Five little ducks”. Can you do the actions too?

Step 2: Create a book about “Five little ducks” song: five little ducks little book

Step 3: Find two pencils or any two wooden spoons to tap your rhythm sticks in this song.

With my sticks I tap, tap, tap (4 times)

I can tap them way up high

I can tap them side to side

I can tap them down below, very fast or very slow

 

With my sticks I scrape, scrape, scrape (4 times)

I can scrape them way up high

I can scrape them side to side

I can scrape them down below, very fast or very slow

 

I can make my two sticks walk, I can make my two sticks run

(tap sticks alternately on ground)

I can make my two sticks talk,

make them talk and then I’m done

(tap sticks together for “talk”)

 

I can play them way up high

I can play them side to side

I can play them down below,

very fast or very slow.

 

Summer term 1, Lesson 3

LO: To learn the”Seed Song” and do the song activities.

Song activities: SongActivity-THE-SEED-SONG

 

 

 

Summer term 1, Lesson 2

Let’s dance!

Next why not ask mummy or daddy to help you make your own instrument?

Summer term 1, Lesson 1

Please choose five  activities from the Bingo below:

nursery music bingo BD

 

Reception

 

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 6

Time to dance:

Now let’s sit down and listen to the story:

Have fun!

Summer term 2, Lesson 5

At what age can my child start playing guitar? | Liam James Music ...

We are going to meet a new instrument today: THE GUITAR.

It has strings just like the CELLO but it is much smaller.

Let’s listen to our new story with music today:

You might want to colour in the guitar below. Please print out only the FIRST page: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 4

We are learning about the CELLO today.

The CELLO has STRINGS. You need a BOW to play it and it has a SPIKE sitting in the ground. It has some low notes as well as rich high notes. The Cello has a warm singing sound.

Amazing Young Cellist Wows the Audience - YouTube

Time for a STORY with MUSIC.

Summer term 2, Lesson 3

Learn the song “A Sailor went to Sea”

Now try to do this actions to the song:

Summer term 2, Lesson 2

LO: Recognise written rhythms

Let’s start by tapping a steady beat: Drummer Pete keeps the steady beat

Next clap the rhythms with crotchets and quavers: New rhythms

Lastly enjoy singing “A Sailor went to Sea” song. Don’t forget to do th actions too.

Summer term 2, Lesson 1

LO: Tap a steady beat to music.

What is a PULSE/BEAT in music?

The music has pulse or a steady beat just like a ticking clock or your heartbeat.

Let’s tap the beat to this song:

Now move your feet to the beat of this song:

Let’s clap the beat of this song:

Draw a crotchet note in each box to show a steady beat.

Draw a crotchet note in every box to show a steady beat

SUMMER TERM 1

Summer term 1, Lesson 5

Today we will visit Royal Albert Hall and will listen to a story with music.

This is how Royal Albert Hall looks like. It is a huge concert hall, where lots of concerts happen.

Let’s meet Sam and go with her on a Story telling adventure.

You might want to colour in this picture too: rah_60285329496

Summer term 1, Lesson 4

Task 1: Compose your own melody by drawing a picture like the one below: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Kandinsky/

 

Task 2: Learn our song of the week.  Can you do the actions too?

Task 3: Tuneful Glasses Challenge

Summer term 1, Lesson 3

Hello Reception, on this activity:
We will be listening to two short pieces of music called

“The Elephant” and “The Swan” and then creating a drawing in response.

Powerpoint file: The Elephant and The Swan EYFS

 

Summer term 1, Lesson 2

Smooth or bouncy sounds?

We have learnt about smooth and bouncy sounds in Music. Choose the game “Smooth or separated” from the menu to the right. Listen to the music and decide if it is smooth or bouncy.

https://musicplayonline.com/#

Let’s move to the music now.

 

Summer term 1, Lesson 1

Please choose five activities from the Bingo below:

reception music bingo BD

rhythm flash cards reception

YR 1

Summer term 2, Lesson 6

Time for story with music:

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 5

BODY PERCUSSION CHALLENGE:

Time to dance:

GET FUNKY:

Summer term 2, Lesson 4

LO: To learn about the instruments in the orchestra.

Please watch the video to learn more about the instruments in the orchestra.

https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/alwaysplaying/digitalactivities/wheres-simon.html?utm_campaign=1924662_Where%27s%20Simon%3A%20Families&utm_medium=email&utm_source=London%20Symphony%20Orchestra&dm_i=40G6,1592U,34ZD8S,41T11,1

Then play the game “What instrument do you hear”

Here is the link to the game: http://musicplayonline.com/

Summer term 2, Lesson 3

LO: Copy simple rhythms with crotchets and quavers.

Can you keep to the steady beat with Pete?

Next let’s clap this rhythms. Remember to say the rhythm names (Ta and Ti-Ti) while you clap.

Finally learn this song:

Can you think of other actions you can do? Try singing the new actions with the backing track:

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 2

|To compose a short rhythm using crotchet and quaver notes.

Clap and say the rhythm names (Ta and Ti-Ti):  Video

Use this PPT file to compose your own rhythm: Farm Composition Google Slides – Standard Notation, secured

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 1

LO: To become familiar with Camille Saint-Saens – Carnival of the Animals.

Saint-Saens and the Carnival of the Animals | Teaching Resources

We are going to be learning about a piece of music called ‘The Carnival of the Animals’. It was written by a composer called Camille Saint-Saëns.

Saint-Saëns wrote ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ in 1886. That’s a really long time ago, even before your grandparents’ parents were born!

The Carnival of the Animals is a series of pieces of music that describes different animals.

Open the file below to learn more:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fqZggFJwnGJqJHu-ykugShCeu8MnuDi6/view?usp=sharing

 

Let’s listen to three of the pieces.

The Swan performed on a cello:

The Lion performed on a piano

The Elephant performed on a double bass:

SUMMER TERM 1

Summer term 1, Lesson 5

Free Technology for Teachers: Classics for Kids - Classical Music ...

LO: Learn about minim and semibreve notes.

Please follow the instructions in the PPT file: t-mu-3-lesson-3-minims-and-semibreves-powerpoint

Make your own minim and semibreve cards: t-mu-3-lesson-3-minims-and-semibreves-notation-cards (1)

Compose your own music: https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html

Summer term 1, Lesson 4

Task: To compose a melody and add rhtyhtm to it using Chrome Music Lab.

Step 1: Watch this video to learn how to use the Song maker.

Step 2: Click on the link below to open Chrome Music Lab/ Song Maker.

musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/

Step 3: Explore adding your melody and your rhythm.

Step 4: Save the link of your composition and share it with your friends.  I would be really happy if you can send your composition to the school and then I will make a gallery with your compositions.

Step 5: Learn the song of the week. Make sure you have enough space to do the actions too.

Summer term 1, Lesson 3

LO: To clap the beat along a song and compose your own rhythm.

Step 1: Can you clap the beat along to the song “Hands in the air”? https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/bring-the-noise?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fteach%2Fbring-the-noise%2Feyfs-ks1-music-play-it-bring-the-noise%2Fz4sq92p

Step 2: Compose your own rhythm: https://musicplayonline.com/activities/rhythm_composition/exercises/rhythm_composition/level_2/level_2.html

Step 3: The song this week is: “What Makes a Family?”

“What makes a family?” – performance track: https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week/?embutton

Summer term 1, Lesson 2

LO: Learn to play the tune “Mary had a little lamb” on xylophone.

Step 1: Sing the song  first

Step 2: Next sing it with note names (E-D-C-D  etc.) and try to memorise it.

Step 3: Practice playing  the tune on the xylophone.

Here is the online xylophone:

https://musicplayonline.com/xylophone/

Step 4: In case you would like to explore further you can make your own home xylophone:

Step 5: Every week there will be a new song to learn. Please click on this link: https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

 

Summer term 1, Lesson 1

LO: To learn about the classroom musical instruments

Warm-up – “Clap hands, Stamp feet song” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv3JjtQzvUc

Main Lesson: Play “What am I” game: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-20466-musical-instrument-what-am-i-powerpoint

Instructions:
  • Pour rice (or sand, small pebbles etc.)  into an empty plastic egg (or small water bottle) and close it.
  • Tape around the seam of the egg.
  • Place the egg between the heads of two plastic spoons, and wrap tape around it to hold the spoons in place.
  • Tape the handles of the two spoons to hold them together.
  • Shake your homemade maraca!

Plenary: Play along with the music from the “Sugar Plum Fairy” from Tchaikovsky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIxq-1a_810

YR 2

Summer term 2, Lesson 6

Star Wars | Wookieepedia | Fandom

Today we will listen to the MAIN THEME from “STAR WARS” but please, while you listen, can you answer the questions below:

Do you hear DRUMS?

Do you hear VOCALISTS (people singing)?

Do you hear BRASS instruments (like trumpets, trompones, horns or tubas)?

Do you hear parts that repeat?

Here is the music:

Colour in this worksheet: star wars

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 5

LO: To know who Louis Armstrong was and some of his songs.

Step 1: Watch the video below to learn who was Louise Armstrong

Step 2: Listen to one of his most famous songs that Armstrong performed: “What a wonderful world”. Listen to the song, while you work on the worksheet below.

Step 3: Armstrong loved playing his trumpet not only singing songs. You might want to colour in the trumpet below and write down 3 new things that you have learnt in the lesson today.

trumpet-coloring-page

Summer term 2, Lesson 4

LO: To learn the song of the week “People who help us”

 

Step 1: Watch the video to help you learn the song:

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week/?embutton

Step 2: Sing with the lyrics and performance track from the link above

To the People, who help us

Step 3: Create your own verse. Think who would you like to say thank you too and why? Maybe you could write an extra special verse for your teachers and other school workers. Sing your own verse with the backing track.

If you would like to enjoy some more

singing, here is the link to this week’s song:https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

 

 

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 3

LO: To learn the song “Going places”

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week/?embutton

Explore different sounds/timbres and how they change:

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Spectrogram/

Summer term 2, Lesson 2

LO: To understand how timbre is used in music

Listen to the “March of the Lion” by Camille Saent-Saens. What instruments can you hear? Does any patterns repeat in the music? Can you hear the Lion “roaring” in the fast pasages in the piano?

The Royal March of the Lion

Now listen to the “Swan” from Camille Saent-Saens. Can you imagine the swan gliding gracefully on the water? The timbre of the cello is the best to paint this beautiful picture.

The Swan

Summer term 2, Lesson 1

LO: To understand what is timbre in music.

What is timbre in music?

In Music every instrument or voice has its own unique sound. We call that timbre or tone colour.

Let’s watch this video:

Have a look at the power point file. Start from the pre-quiz then listen to the timbre of different instruments and voices. Do the quiz again. Did you manage to give the correct answers?

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19iURTlCLntA2xvBr5yuvntzUqs62irHiI3ie0kibVQA/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

SUMMER TERM 1

 

Classics For Kids

Summer term 1, Lesson 5

LO: Learn about minim and semibreve notes.

Please follow the instructions in the PPT file: t-mu-3-lesson-3-minims-and-semibreves-powerpoint

Make your own minim and semibreve cards: t-mu-3-lesson-3-minims-and-semibreves-notation-cards (1)

Compose your own music game: https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html

Summer term 1, Lesson 4

Task: To compose a melody and add rhythm to it using Chrome Music Lab.

Step 1: Watch this video to learn how to use the Song maker.

Step 2: Click on the link below to open Chrome Music Lab/ Song Maker.

musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/

Step 3: Explore adding your melody and your rhythm.

Step 4: Save the link of your composition or download it on your computer. Share your melody with friends!

Step 5: Learn the song of the week. Make sure you have enough space to do the actions too.

https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

Summer term 1, Lesson 3

LO: To Compose a 4-bar rhythm

Step 1: Let’s warm-up by clapping these rhythms

Step 2: Do you remember what are the quaver notes?

Step 3: Time to create your own rhythm composition. Click here and follow the instructions on the screen please.

Step 4: Click here for the song of the week: “What makes a Family?”

Summer term 1, Lesson 2

LO: To compose a two-note melody

Today we are going to learn the notes So and Mi.

Step 1: Please sing the So Mi Song.

 Step 2: I hope you remember our crotchet and quaver notes. Now clap along the music from Tchaikovsky – “The Nutcracker”( We have listened to this music in class)

Step 3: Time to compose your own two-notes tune. Please click on the link below: https://musicplayonline.com/activities/melody_compose/exercises/staff_composition/beat_24_44/2line.html

Step 4: Each week we are going to learn a new song. Please follow this link: https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

Summer term 1, Lesson 1

LO: To learn about dynamics in music

Warm-Up:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbsgUkQtDsQ

Main lesson: DYNAMICS

Plenary: Take two pencils and start tapping on the table first loudly.

Slowly tap quieter until you can’t hear it anymore (Decrescendo).

Now try the other way round – from quiet to loud (Crescendo)

Extension: Try playing crescendo or decrescendo with your home made maraca: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVNU0VR2ETw

YR 3

Summer term 2, Lesson 6

Harry Potter soundtrack: 'Hedwig's Theme' and everything to know ...

I am sure you know who is the boy on the picture to the left but do you know who is the person to the right?

This is the COMPOSER of the music for the movie  “Harry Potter”.

His name is JOHN WILLIAMS.

Today we will listen to the “Hedwig’s Theme” from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”.

Listen to the Main theme and answer the qustions:

Here is the music: HARRY POTTER MAIN THEME

After you know the answers of these questions complete this worksheet.

Summer term 2, Lesson 5

 

LO: To study and become familiar with Ludwig van Beethoven.

Ludwig van Beethoven

December 16, 1770 – March 26, 1827

Classical Period

Born in Germany

Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. His father, who was a singer, was his first teacher. After a while, even though he was still only a boy, Ludwig became a traveling performer, and soon, he was supporting his family.

In his early twenties, Beethoven moved to Vienna, where he spent the rest of his life. Beethoven was one of the first composers to make a living without being employed by the church or a member of the nobility. At first, he was known as a brilliant pianist. But when he was around 30 years old, Beethoven started going deaf. Even though he could no longer hear well enough to play the piano, Beethoven composed some of his best music after he was deaf!

Beethoven is considered one of the greatest musical geniuses who ever lived. He may be most famous for his nine symphonies, but he also wrote many other kinds of music: chamber and choral music, piano music and string quartets, and an opera.

Resource 1: BBC Ten pieces – Beethoven

Resource 2: Beethoven “Ode de Joy”

Resource 3: beethoven-multiplication-connect-the-dot (1)

 

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 4

LO: Learn more about the Orchestra and listen to the opening music from the opera “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart.

Sir Simon Rattle  and the London Symphony Orchestra have been adjusting to life at home, but they have missed playing together. Simon was supposed to have been attending the wedding of his old friend Figaro but sadly couldn’t travel there. The LSO players suggested doing a special online concert for him and Simon agreed to conduct!

The time arrives for online sectional rehearsals and all the players gather online but… Where’s Simon?

The players can’t rehearse without Simon so, instead of sitting around waiting, they introduce their instruments: we’ll find out how they work, why each LSO player thinks their instrument is the best, and how they sound individually as well as within the various instrument families.

Once you’ve enjoyed the Where’s Simon? concert, test out what you have learnt by trying out our quiz below and explore some listening recommendations directly from the LSO players.

CONCERT: lso.co.uk/whats-on/alwaysplaying/digitalactivities/wheres-simon.html?utm_campaign=1924662_Where%27s%20Simon%3A%20Families&utm_medium=email&utm_source=London%20Symphony%20Orchestra&dm_i=40G6,1592U,34ZD8S,41T11,1

Please also complete this worksheet: puzzle

You might want also tho play the game “What instrument do you hear”: http://musicplayonline.com/

When you open the page choose the game from the list to the right. It will look like this:

If you would like to enjoy some singing, here is the link to this week’s song:https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

Summer term 2, Lesson 3

LO: To learn about the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Resource 1: Who was Mozart?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-gyNPeYhYc&feature=emb_logo

Resource 2: About Mozart’s life

mozart-printit-biography

Resource 3: Complete the worksheet using the file above.

composer-employment-application-worksheet

Summer term 2, Lesson 2

LO: To be able to write C major scale using stave notation.

Let’s warm up by singing C major scale using our SOL-FA names: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=8spuxFUNIFw&feature=emb_logo

Listen and copy. Can you do the Sol-Fa signs too? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5vsSitLK0&feature=emb_logo

Let’s practice playing the C major scale on this piano: www.imusic-school.com/en/tools/online-piano-keyboard/

Now write down your own C major scale ascending and then descending like in the picture below. Use only crotchet notes:

 

Click here to write down your scale.

Enjoy!

Summer term 2, Lesson 1

LO: To be able to sing C major scale using Sol-Fa names.

What is a scale in music? Watch the video below:

IN MUSIC A SCALE IS A SET OF 8 NOTES ORDERED BY THEIR PITCH.

The musical alphabet includes only 7 letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G.

We can build a scale starting from any note of the musical alphabet.

Let’s build a scale starting from the note C.

C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C

(Note that the first and the last note are the same)

We will call this scale C MAJOR scale because it starts from the note C and ends on C.

Can you play it on the virtual piano, singing the note names: C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C?

Virtual piano: https://kidmons.com/game/piano-online/

Can you play and sing it again starting from high C. YOu will sing  the note names backwards now: 

C-B-A-G-F-E-D-C

It is easier to sing the scale using the SOL-Fa names. 

Let’s replace C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C with DO-RE-MI-FA-SOL-LA-TI-DO

Introducing Do Re Mi - Fun Music Theory

There is an easier way to remember the Sol-Fa names by singing the “Do-Re-Mi” song from the musical “The Sound of Music”. Every note has a hand sign to represent it. 

Can you sing and do the signs?

Print off these characters  : Do-Re-Mi-Steps-BW (1)

Step 2: Colour them in in the same colours as below( see the picture below with the DO-RE-MI ladder)

Step 3: Cut them off.

Step 4: Make a ladder from cardboard and stick them on it in the correct order.

Step 5:  Write underneath each character its Solfa name like in the picture below:

 

SUMMER TERM 1

Summer term 1, Lesson 5

Watch the video first to learn how to use Chrome Music Lab/ Song Maker

Step 1: Click on the link below to open Chrome Music Lab/ Song Maker.

musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/

Step 2: Explore adding your melody and your rhythm.

Step 3: Save the link of your composition and share it with your friends.

Summer term 1, Lesson 4

LO: To listen to music from “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens

Today we are going to listen to the “Royal March of the  Lion” from  “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens. The strings and piano play this march. The piano creates the Lion’s roar. Use rhythm sticks (or jest two pencils instead) to listen carefully for the Lion’s roar.

Step 1: Listen to “Royal March of the  Lion”.

Step 2: Print out The royal march of the Lion worksheet and colour it in.

royal-march-of-the-lion-listening-glyph

Step 3: Click here 

to learn the song of the week

Summer term 1, Lesson 3

LO: Make a cartoon to go along with”Peter and the Wolf”

 

 

Summer term 1, Lesson 2

Topic: DESCRIPTIVE MUSIC

Do you remember the story of  “Peter and the Wolf”? Don’t worry if you can’t recall it. Here is the story again: the-story-of-peter-and-the-wolf

Now we are ready to listen to the music. You might want to have the story handy in front of you so that you can read it while listening to the music. If you prefer you can just draw a picture while you listen to the music. How does this music make you feel? What instruments do you hear? Enjoy.

 

There will be one new song each week to learn. Please click on this link and choose the KS2 song.

Summer term 1, Lesson 1

 

 

LO: To learn what is descriptive music

Descriptive music (or programme) is music for instruments which describes something or tells a story.

Start listening  to Prokofiev’s music – “Peter and the Wolf” – a story with music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCoBFTw64b0

Listen again and complete the worksheet below:Peter and the Wolf match the characters Answer Sheet

To check your answers: Peter and the Wolf match the characters Answer Sheet

Plenary: Play Instruments of the orchestra game: https://musicplayonline.com/

Extension activity: Draw a picture while listening to the music

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07h66j4

 

YR 4

Summer term 2, Lesson 6

Harry Potter soundtrack: 'Hedwig's Theme' and everything to know ...

I am sure you know who is the boy on the picture to the left but do you know who is the person to the right?

This is the COMPOSER of the music for the movie  “Harry Potter”.

His name is JOHN WILLIAMS.

Today we will listen to the “Hedwig’s Theme” from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”.

Listen to the Main theme and answer the qustions:

Here is the music: HARRY POTTER MAIN THEME

After you know the answers of these questions, please complete the worksheet.

Extension: To learn more about JOHN WILLIAMS click here.

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 5

Step 1: Click on each picture in the file to watch a video about different musical instruments: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Step 2: On a piece of paper, write down  4 instruments from each family: STRING, WOODWIND, BRASS and PERCUSSION.

Step 3: Can you guess what is the instrument? Play GUESS THE INSTRUMENT GAME

Step 4: Can you recognise the instrument only by its sound? Play the game

by clicking here.

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 4

LO: To learn about the Woodwind instruments of the Orchestra.

Resource 1: PPT Woodwind instruments

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sdWV4E6j2ZFzRYpPylHtQfk-B5ENiGM3/view?usp=sharing

Resource 2:

The Concert

Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra have been adjusting to life at home, but they have missed playing together. Simon was supposed to have been attending the wedding of his old friend Figaro but sadly couldn’t travel there. The LSO players suggested doing a special online concert for him and Simon agreed to conduct!

The time arrives for online sectional rehearsals and all the players gather online but… Where’s Simon?

The players can’t rehearse without Simon so, instead of sitting around waiting, they introduce their instruments: we’ll find out how they work, why each LSO player thinks their instrument is the best, and how they sound individually as well as within the various instrument families.

Once you’ve enjoyed the Where’s Simon? concert above, test out what you have learnt by trying out our quiz below and explore some listening recommendations directly from the LSO players.

CONCERT:

lso.co.uk/whats-on/alwaysplaying/digitalactivities/wheres-simon.html

Resource 3: Please complete the worksheet below.

Woodwind and Brass worksheet

If you would like to enjoy some singing, here is the link to this week’s song: https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

Summer term 2, Lesson 3

LO: To learn about Percussion instruments of the Orchestra

Resource 1: PPT file about the percussion instruments

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WxPFam8gtWnxbrUAM1N0mLCl04b8elQK/view?usp=sharing

Resource 2: How some of the percussion instruments sound like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGKpngesISI&feature=emb_logo

Resource 3: How do they produce their sound?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=LbedzMj8B4U&feature=emb_logo

Resource 4: Pitchet and non-pitched percussion instruments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=-lJctvybAJ8&feature=emb_logo

Resource 5: Finally please complete this worksheet

Percussion-worksheet

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 2

LO: Familiarise yourself with the french composer Camille Saint-Saëns and his piece “Carnival of the Animals”

First read the short biography about the french composer Camille Saint-Saens: saint-saens-printit-biography

Video: The Royal March of the Lion

Complete the listening glyph after watching the video above. You might want to listen couple of times to answer each question.

Listening Glyph: royal-march-of-the-lion-listening-glyph

Summer term 2, Lesson 1

Instruments of the Orchestra

Instruments of the Orchestra Poster (teacher made)

What do you remember about the orchestra?

Can you name the families of the Orchestra?

Why the instruments are grouped in families?

Let’s watch this video:

Have a look at the Instrument families power point file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JxNsCfrCIx1mErnKYS-Ty7WvgyOohsby/view?usp=sharing

Sorting instruments of the orchestra

SUMMER TERM 1

Summer term 1, Lesson 5

Continue composing using the App  Online Sequencer .

Watch the video to learn about the different features of the App.

Short instructions:

1. How to place Notes

Make sure, that the ,,Draw” Tool is selected:

It should be selected by Default, if you open OnlineSequencer. Then, you can just Click to Place Notes:

2. How to Erase Notes: If you made a Mistake, you can Switch to the Erase Tool [Image: 006_orig.png], or just right-Click the Notes you want to Erase.

3. Play your Song: Just click on the Play Button or Press Spacebar:

4. Name your Song:
[Image: 012_orig.png]

5. Select Tool

With the Select Tool, you can select parts of your song by clicking and dragging in order to create a box. When you get the mouse button up, Parts of your song are selected.
If you want to select more than you already have selected, hold shift while selecting.

5. Copy and Paste: You can copy selected parts of your song by using the copy tool or pressing Ctrl and C, and paste them by using the paste Tool or pressing Ctrl and V. You can also paste parts from one sequence to another.

6. Play your song from a specific point: Use the ,,Play from here” Tool or the middle mouse button.

7. Using Different Instruments: You might need more Instruments than just the Electric Piano. This is, why OnlineSequencer has one (or two) Dropdown-Menus for selecting Instruments:
[Image: 011_orig.png]
From there, you can select every available Instrument OnlineSequencer has.
If you place Notes, they will come with the selected Instrument.
If you’ve selected Notes and then select a Instrument, the Instruments of the selected Notes will be changed to your selected Instrument.

Enjoy exploring composition!

Summer term 1, Lesson 4

John Williams to retire from Star Wars films following Episode IX ...

Step 1: Make a research about the composer John Williams: write one paragraph about the composer and one about his most famous pieces. You will find lots of information about the  his music in the file below.

Power point file: “May the 4th Be with You”

Step 2: Use the Online Sequencer to compose a melody. You can save your composition and share with friends. Try to do at least 5 different melodies. Listen to them and choose the one that is the beast or continue composing untill you are satisfied with your composition.

Step 3: Learn the song of the week: https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

Step 4: Challenge yourself by making “Tunful glasses”

Step 5: Learn the song of the week: https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

Summer term 1, Lesson 3

LO: Compose a pentatonic melody using the notes C, D, E and G, A.

I hope you remember that pentatonic means five notes (just like pentagon means five sides). Today we are going to use the notes C, D, E, and G, A to make up a tune or compose a melody.

Difference between minor and major pentatonic scale boxes? - Music ...

To compose a pentatonic melody please click here.

To revise what is pulse and rhythm click here please.

This week’s song is  “What makes a family?”: Click here

Summer term 1, Lesson 2

LO: To compose your own groove

Step 1: Watch the tutorial to learn how to use Groove Pizza first: https://musedlab.org/groovepizza/

Step 2: Start exploring composing your own groove by clicking here: https://apps.musedlab.org/groovepizza/?museid=UcIGs697z&

Step 3: Share your groove with a friend by copy pasting the URL address (watch again the last minutes of the tutorial video to see how to do that)

Step 4: Sing! There will be a new song to learn each week. Please follow this link: https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

I hope you will enjoy it!

Summer term 1, Lesson 1

LO: Match pieces of music to a painting

Painting 1:

Painting 2:

 

Match the music  to the paintings above. On a piece of paper write down why do you think so.

Listen to the music:

The first piece of music is Beethoven’s “Monlight” Sonata (a composition for a solo instrument). If you have matched it to Painting 1 so you have guessed correctly.

The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op.27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata, is a famous classical piece that communicates a story without lyrics.  It is a piano sonata by Ludwig Van Beethoven, one of the most influential musicians in late 18th century. The name “Moonlight Sonata” is given by the German music critic and poet Ludwig Rellstab five years after Beethoven’s death, for that moonlight shining effect in the first movement.

The second music is composed from Wagner – The ride of the Valkyries. Learn more about it here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4gdCGV8y3gxdkKrq3HP8S3M/ride-of-the-valkyries-from-die-walkure-by-richard-wagner

Time for singing!

YR 5 and YR 6

Summer term 2, Lesson 6

LO: To create a presentation about the musical styles through the 20th Century.

Resource 1: Power point “Musical styles through the 20th Century”.

Resource 2: Louis Armstrong

Resource 3: Elvis Presley

Resource 4: Beetles

Extension: To learn more about the musical styles in 20th century, click here.

Summer term 2, Lesson 5

LO: To learn about composers in the Late Romantic and Early 20th Century Period.

Task: Create a presentation about composers in the Late Romantic and Early 20th Century Period and include a link to one famous piece of music they have composed.

Resourse 1: PPT Late Romantic and 20th Century Period

Resourse 2: Amy Beach – Dreaming for piano: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX623KC4rLY

Resourse 3: Scott Joplin – The Entertainer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_ODKmMjJiI

Resourse 4: Ravel – Bolero: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILNDWCLVnpw

Resourse 5: Richard Straus – Also Sprch Zarathustra: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szdziw4tI9o

Resourse 6: Elgar – Enigma variations : www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQWAO9d43LY

Summer term 2, Lesson 4

LO: To learn about Romantic period in classical music and create a presentation about some of the composers in this period.

Resource 1: PPT Romantic period https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cf86MXozskaDfsIZQuyE58ugDEPWEkfU/view?usp=sharing

Resource 2: Chopin (composers profile) https://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/composer_profile.php?id=18

Resource 3: Tchaikovsky https://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/composer_profile.php?id=75

Resource 4: Clara Shumann https://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/composer_profile.php?id=90

You might also want to explore the game  “Composers timeline” here: https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html

If you would like to enjoy some singing, here is the link to this week’s song:https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

Summer term 2, Lesson 3

LO: To complete a Quiz about the austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Step 1: Click on the link and use the information to complete the Quiz below:

web.archive.org/web/20111112082446/http://www.bbc.co.uk:80/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/wolfgang_amadeus_mozart/

Step 2: While you work, you might want to listen to Symphony No. 40 in G minor by Mozart

Step 3: Please print out and complete this worksheet then upload it on your task. Mozart quiz

Step 4: Watch the video 10 Mozart Pieces You’ve Heard And Don´t Know The Name: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2_keJsJrAE&feature=emb_logo

Summer term 2, Lesson 2

LO: To be able to give examples  of  Classical music period composers, including some of their pieces.

Learn about Classical Music period and composers :  History of Music

Resource 1: Beethoven’s music: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2TQ7jtflNVsy1c1DTCT0pBw/symphony-no-5-1st-movement-by-ludwig-van-beethoven

Resource 2: Mozart and his music: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3H1v7vC6mqlnq715SS7s52Q/horn-concerto-no-4-3rd-movement-by-mozart

Resource 3: Haydn and his music: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3l57JKsqyTRyqZGlKWfGwGf/trumpet-concerto-3rd-movement-by-joseph-haydn

Resource 4: Who is Mozart (short biography): https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=305&v=_-gyNPeYhYc&feature=emb_logo

Resource 5: Beethoven’s biography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuFrrzUo1ao&feature=emb_logo

Resource 6: About Haydn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AZU_UHini8&feature=emb_logo

 

Summer term 2, Lesson 1

Topic: FAMOUS COMPOSERS

Harpsichord - Wikipedia

Do you recognise this instrument?

Its name is HARPSICHORD.

Harpsichords are keyboard instruments that make sound by having the strings plucked with a plectrum.

On a piano it is possible to play louder or quieter sounds by pressing the keys with more or less force, however on a harpsichord the volume (playing louder or softer) cannot be controlled by the way it is played.

Harpsichords were very important in music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. They were used as solo instruments as well as to accompany an orchestra.

This is how a pop song would sound on a harpsichord.

We will be learning this term about Famous composers in classical music and today we will start our learning journey from the Baroque music.

Step 1: Please read the information in the power point file below and answer the questions in the quiz at the end. the history of baroque music.pptx

Step 2: Learn how the piano was invented and more about the Baroque composers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/the-baroque-period-bach-and-handel/zdd8qp3

Step 3:Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/229bLqF7XBz9wWMcZHQKcBf/toccata-and-fugue-in-d-minor-by-johann-sebastian-bach

Step 4: Listen to the pieces below:

LINK TO THE SONG OF THE WEEK: https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

 

SUMMER TERM 1

 

Summer term 1, Lesson 5

Continue composing using the App  Online Sequencer .

Watch the video to learn about the different features of the App.

Short instructions:

1. How to place Notes

Make sure, that the ,,Draw” Tool is selected:

It should be selected by Default, if you open OnlineSequencer. Then, you can just Click to Place Notes:

2. How to Erase Notes: If you made a Mistake, you can Switch to the Erase Tool [Image: 006_orig.png], or just right-Click the Notes you want to Erase.

3. Play your Song: Just click on the Play Button or Press Spacebar:

4. Name your Song:
[Image: 012_orig.png]

5. Select Tool

With the Select Tool, you can select parts of your song by clicking and dragging in order to create a box. When you get the mouse button up, Parts of your song are selected.
If you want to select more than you already have selected, hold shift while selecting.

5. Copy and Paste: You can copy selected parts of your song by using the copy tool or pressing Ctrl and C, and paste them by using the paste Tool or pressing Ctrl and V. You can also paste parts from one sequence to another.

6. Play your song from a specific point: Use the ,,Play from here” Tool or the middle mouse button.

7. Using Different Instruments: You might need more Instruments than just the Electric Piano. This is, why OnlineSequencer has one (or two) Dropdown-Menus for selecting Instruments:
[Image: 011_orig.png]
From there, you can select every available Instrument OnlineSequencer has.
If you place Notes, they will come with the selected Instrument.
If you’ve selected Notes and then select a Instrument, the Instruments of the selected Notes will be changed to your selected Instrument.

Enjoy exploring composition!

Summer term 1, Lesson 4

John Williams to retire from Star Wars films following Episode IX ...

Step 1: Make a research about the composer John Williams: write one paragraph about the composer and one about his most famous pieces. You will find lots of information about the  his music in the file below.

Power point file: “May the 4th Be with You”

Step 2: Use the Online Sequencer to compose a melody. You can save your composition and share with friends. Try to do at least 5 different melodies. Listen to them and choose the one that is the beast or continue composing untill you are satisfied with your composition.

Step 3: Learn the song of the week: https://beatrust.org.uk/songs-of-the-week/

Step 4: Challenge yourself by making “Tunful glasses”

 

Summer term 1, Week 2 , Lesson 3

LO:To learn about duration, tempo and Beethoven

Step 1: Folow the instructions in the link below.

Click here

Step 2: Compose a melody using the notes from the C major scale

basicmusictheory.com: C major scale

Please click here 

to compose your own tune.

Step 3: Explore creating different sounds with this  audio-visual programme that has linked synth-like sounds and abstract visuals to each key on the keyboard. Click here.

Step 3: To learn the song of the week click here.

Summer term 1, Week 2 , Lesson 2

LO: To learn how to read the line notes on the treble clef stave

Please first read through the powerpoint file. Try to memorise all line notes. Play the game below to master reading your notes quickly. Remember that every musician needs first to learn how to read music before start playing an instrument. This is a great time to learn how to read music. Enjoy playing the game.

There will be one song each week to learn. Please follow this link and listen to the KS2 song.

Powerpoint  file – READING MUSIC BD

·         LO: To write the first verse of your own song

Power point: How to write your own song

Link to GarageBand: https://www.apple.com/uk/ios/garageband/

Video tutorial “How to use Garage band”: https://www.singup.org/music/videos/composing-with-garageband-tutorial-videos-ages-10-12

Link to online keyboard: https://www.onlinepianist.com/virtual-piano

Link to rhyming dictionary: https://www.rhymezone.com/