Mrs Hanna playing Bach on the piano

Choir June 18th

Everywhere Around Me

 

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Everybody Loves Saturday Night

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The Power in Me

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Whole School Singing June 18th

Here I am Lord

 

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The Doodling Song

 

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Beauty and the Beast: Tale as Old as Time

 

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Year 6 Music June 18th

Who stole my chickens and my hens (shh shh shh)    – 8 beats including shh’s

Who stole my chickens and my hens (shh shh shh)

Who stole my chickens (shh)

Who stole my hens (shh)

Who stole my chickens and my hens (shh shh shh).

Chant this nonsense rhyme with a steady pulse. Ask your family if they will join in.

-When this is confident, one person chant the rhyme and the others do the Shh’s, keeping a steady pulse.

-Then say the rhyme and take it in turns to pass the Shh’s around the table, keeping the pulse.

-If someone Shh’s in the wrong place, they are ‘out’.

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The idea of performing this task is to see how fast and smooth you can make the performance. Speed and accuracy is of the utmost importance. Now think of travel, and of travelling very fast. Using expressive language, answer these questions……

How would you travel?

What speed would you be travelling at?

Where are you going?

Express your answer as a whole sentence, and say it out loud feeling the natural rhythm of the words. Eg:

-Clap a steady pulse and demonstrate how these ‘travel’ answers can be spoken on top of your beat.

-Then clap the rhythm of the words, over and over, to make a repeated riff (called an ostinato)

EG: I’m – off – to Mex-i-co, in-a bright red mo-tor car –

The Power In Me

Carry on singing this song. Listen on YouTube as well to sing with the tune, as this is only a backing track.

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Year 5 Music June 18th

Say this new rhyme in the box, as last week, and clap the hearts (the pulse), at the same time.

Now try again and this time, clap the words as you say them. You are now clapping the rhythm.

NOW….

Clap and say this rhythm in the same way, but without the box!

 

Engine, engine, num-ber nine,

Going down Chi-ca-go line.

If the train goes off the track

Will I get my mon-ey back?

YES, NO, MAY-BE SO!

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The Victorians and their inventions…..The first bicycle.

A humble hobbyhorse (no pedals or brakes) inspired the invention of the pedal bicycle. Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the Scottish son of a blacksmith, saw a hobbyhorse being ridden on the road and decided to make his own. He realised it would be improved if he could move without putting his feet on the ground, completing the new machine in 1839. Soon he was riding 14 miles to Dumfries in under an hour. His first longer journey, in 1842, was a 68 mile ride to Glasgow. It took him two days and he was fined five shillings for injuring a small girl who ran across his path.

The penny farthing – a symbol of the late Victorian era – was designed by James Starley in Coventry in 1870, based on an earlier French model. The front wheel was almost six feet high, with the seat above the wheel. Among its other perils, there were no brakes.

Tandem bicycles first came into being in the late nineteenth century. The first publicised “bicycle built for two” was created by Mikael Pederson, a Danish inventor. The bicycle weighed 24 pounds and was coined “the Pedersen bicycle.” He also made a bicycle that accommodated four riders that weighed 64 pounds.

Many of the first tandem bicycles were designed for couples. Women would typically ride in the front seat and the man would be situated in the back and would steer the vessel.

The new ‘tandem bicycle’ was the subject of many of the popular songs of the day, including one called  ‘Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do…….’

This was written in 1892 by Harry Dacre, and was said to have been inspired by Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick.

Popular music, such as this would have been heard in the famous Victorian Music Hall Shows. Many of these songs are still known today.

Watch this YouTube clip of Daisy Bell:

Daisy Bell- (Lyrics) AKA Daisy Daisy – Harry Dacre Arr PM Adamson (23/07/2014), and sing the words along with your family.

Another claim to fame is that this song is the earliest song to be sung by a computer! In 1961 the IBM 7094 became the first computer to use speech synthesis, singing Daisy Daisy

This performance was the inspiration for the 1968 film 2001 Space Odyssey, where the computer HAL sings Daisy while he is being powered down at the end of the film.

Also watch the YouTube of Queen performing their song about bicycles.

Year 4 Music June 18th

I hope you are finding the time to play your brass instruments. Here are more tunes for you, of varying difficulty. Do let me know if you find them tricky. They include:

Frere Jacques, This old man, Polly Wolly Doodle and Kookaburra.

I have also included some exercises to help the trumpets and cornets strengthen their fingers. The trombones can practice playing G-C-G on first position, then play the same on second, third and fourth positions. The sound will move downwards as the slide gets longer. Try this tongued, then slurred and keep blowing between notes.

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Looking back in history at the predecessors of our modern brass instruments, the Vikings played cow-horns or goat-horns by blowing down the narrow end. The people in the Viking age would bore holes into one of these horns, a bit like a flute.

A horn like this would typically have four to five holes in them, but it was not always something that you could decide for yourself, the length of the horn could vary a lot from horn to horn. This horn in the image is a replica of the cows horn from Västerby in Sweden.

Some horns did not have any holes in them, and were merely used as a ‘blast horn’ (to frighten enemies), but there is no archaeological evidence for this, however, there are depictions of it on the Bayeux tapestry, which were made shortly after the battle at Hastings in 1066.

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There was also another trumpet-like instrument made out of wood, called a lur, which was about 106 cm long. It was made of wood that has been split in two, hollowed out and banded together tightly with willow bands and whistles made of bone.

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What other type of instruments do we know that they played?

Year 3 Music June 18th

 

Say the rhyme in the box, as last week, and clap the hearts (the pulse), at the same time.

Now try again and this time, clap the words as you say them. You are now clapping the rhythm. You are getting good at this!

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Recorders

Hope everyone has enjoyed playing London’s Burning as on the last blog, and that you are playing low D confidently. These next tunes include low D and E.

Check on the fingering chart from last time if you are unsure.

Chatter With the Angels

 

Elephants

 

Fandango

 

Have fun!

Year 2 Music June 18th

Hello Everyone,

If I clap my name, I will clap 4 times when I say it.

Mis-sus Han-na.

Say HELLO to people in your family, and ask them to clap their names to you.

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Could you be as thin as a pin….   (stand tall, hands by your side)

….be as wide as a gate…..      (stretch your arms out to the side, and feet apart)

…as tall as a house, (on tip toes and stretch arms up high)

….. as small as a mouse   (curl up small on the floor)…..

…and as thin as a pin again.

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Food Rhythms

If you say and clap the rhythm, EGGS AND BA-CON, EGGS AND HAM,

You will notice that it sounds just like the Twinkle Twinkle tune that you sang last week.

You are such clever people…….you are now going to sing the following nonsense words to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle little star!

EGGS AND BA-CON, EGGS AND HAM,

EGGS AND BA-CON, EGGS AND HAM,

EGGS AND BA-CON, EGGS AND HAM,

EGGS AND BA-CON, EGGS AND HAM,

EGGS AND BA-CON, EGGS AND HAM,

EGGS AND BA-CON, EGGS AND HAM.

Well done!

What do you notice about the rhythm of each line?

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Funga Alafia

Carry on learning the movements for this.

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Stripes or Spots

Here is a song for you to sing about the patterns and colours that different animals have. Which of these animals would you find in Africa?

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See you next time.

(Put your index fingers up in the air and move fingers like windscreen wipers, in time with the rhyme)

Tick, tock, tick, tock,  

Time to stop,  Time to stop,

That’s the end of the lesson………..Well Done!

Year 1 Music June 18th

Hello Everyone,

If I clap my name, I will clap 4 times when I say it.

Mis-sus Han-na.

Say HELLO to people in your family, and ask them to clap their names to you.

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Could you be as thin as a pin….   (stand tall, hands by your side)

….be as wide as a gate…..      (stretch your arms out to the side, and feet apart)

…as tall as a house, (on tip toes and stretch arms up high)

….. as small as a mouse   (curl up small on the floor)…..

…and as thin as a pin again.

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I like walking in the woods in the summer, and listen to the birds singing.

The cuckoo makes a noise just like his name, and here is some music with lots of cuckoo sounds. Listen very carefully and count the cuckoo calls. How many can you hear? Do let me know…..

The lion is the ‘King of the Forest’. When he roars, everyone stops to listen. Here is a piece of music with the lion roaring. At the beginning, he wakes up and has a good stretch. You try this too, and gradually shake each part of your body (starting with your fingers and ending with your feet) as the shaking music at the beginning gets gradually louder (a crescendo).

He starts his roar quietly, gets louder very quickly (this is called a crescendo), then he quickly gets softer again (this is called a diminuendo). Listen to this piece and as the lion roars bring your hands up above your head and back down again as he gets quieter. It’s a bit like turning the volume up and down on your TV.

See you next time.

(Put your index fingers up in the air and move fingers like windscreen wipers, in time with the rhyme)

Tick, tock, tick, tock,  

Time to stop,  Time to stop,

That’s the end of the lesson………..Well Done!