1.5.20 Mr Miller is sharing some links of musical activities for you. Some of them you can do with your instrument (if you don't have it at home - DON'T WORRY!) and some of them you can do without your instrument. Have fun!
See you how get on. We learned this piece just after our week 15 concert, so mums and dads haven’t seen this one yet. If you get really good as you practice, maybe you could do them a little performance?
Also, I sent a little video from me and Mr Wallis for you all. We’re playing We’ll meet again.
Last week I sent you Tap Dance to look at, I wonder if any of you managed to do a little performance for your family? This week I would like you to concentrate on making sure you are standing and sitting properly as you play your instrument and check your bow hold. If you have rosin, it might be a good idea to put some on at the moment.
Please find below a couple of little videos designed to help you remember how to hold your instrument and bow properly
If you could play Chocolate Treats, Strictly or Tap Dance with an amazing bow hold, and your instrument is being held well I would be very impressed!
Also this week, it’s time to try and play Sport for All on our instruments. Please see below the little video to help you. It would be really good if you could go over the previous two videos first, just so that the song is fresh in your mind.
What instruments are being played in the 2nd video?
2. Think of 3 words which describe the music in video 1 ?
3. Think of 3 words which describe the music in video 2 ?
4. Which video plays music you could dance to ?
5. Think of 3 words which describe your favourite kind of music ?
See if you can copy the rhythms that I clap in the Echo Clapping video. I clap first, and then you copy my rhythm in the gap afterwards. If you get really good, see if you can come up with your own patterns for your family to copy at home.
2.The next stage on from listening and copying rhythms, is to be able to read them and clap them. Don’t forget that ta looks like this, and te-te looks like this. Please open the rhythm sheet below, see if you can say the rhythms and clap them.
3.The flash card video shows some of the same rhythms you came across in the echo clapping video. This time you need to read the rhythm to clap it rather than listen to it.
This song is a song which I would really like you to get know well. We are going to sing it in your music lessons at school quite a bit over the next couple of weeks so any extra practice you could do on it would be fantastic. Please watch the video above and sing along with me to remind yourself how the song goes. I sing it 3 times.
1.Just the words showing the hand signs.
2.Again, but for you to join in with me.
3.I sing the names of the hand signs – get ready to join in.
There is also a little game I would like you to have a go at. You need 2 objects from your house that make a different pitch when you tap them in order to join in
Last week would have been our week 30 concert, and I really missed seeing you all. Our week 15 concert was absolutely amazing and you should be so proud of what you managed then. This week I thought we’d have a go at one of the songs you sang so well in that concert; Puddles. I’ve sent a link to the words and a little video of me singing for you to follow along with.
This week I thought I would share with you a short video about the benefits of learning a musical instrument. We have been very unlucky this year that our face to face music lessons ended so soon, but hopefully you have been able to get on with some of the musical tasks that I’ve sent you. Each one of you has a chance to continue learning your instrument next year and so this video may prove useful in explaining how it can help your brain development for the future.