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KEY STAGE 2:
Website: BBC Bitesize/KS2 Music
Research into What is Musical Performance? then sing along with Bang Bang Boom Boom
What is musical notation? Find out with a bit of help from J S Bach.
What is musical structure? Elvis Presley is on hand to help here
Check out lots of musical info, fact finding and quizzes
Have a go at the Which composer are you? quiz then try to find out a bit about Mozart, Beethoven and JS Bach. Listen to some of their music too!
Also try the Which instrument should you play? quiz.
Find the raps by the Four O’Clock Club – I like Gonna be Amazing, Life is a Rollercoaster and Gotta Get This Party Started. Can you perform one or more of these? How about writing your own rap?
The Horrible Histories songs are great too. See if you can find the Music Through Time song. How about researching into some of the important musical genres that are sung about? Gregorian Chant, Symphony, Opera, Jazz/Blues, Rock and Roll, The Beatles, Pop.
On YouTube, you will find some of the songs that we sing at school if you type in Out of the Ark Music. See if you can find The Chocolate Song and Count Your Blessings then have a practise!
Here are some free online music making sites that you might enjoy:
Incredibox – this is brilliant for beat boxing!
If you have an Apple device, GarageBand is great for composing your own music using a variety of instruments.
KEY STAGE 1:
Website: BBC Bitesize/KS1 Music
Find the section on Jazz – pulse and rhythm. Learn the Slick City Spats song.
Watch the video clip Playing Instruments made out of Rubbish. Can you make your own instrument then teach a family member how to play it?
Website: BBC Bring the Noise KS1
Have a go at Play It!, listen to and perform some of Andy’s Animal Raps, and try Thunder Jam. You can also watch some episodes of YolanDa Brown’s Big Musical Adventure to find out more about various instruments. The CBeebies Prom concerts (to be found on BBC iPlayer) are also good to watch.
See if you can find Wake Up and Spring Chicken (Out of the Ark Music) to sing and dance along with.