Year 1

Summer 2021

2nd half term
 

This week - 6th July

The Manchester Rambler

All the lyrics

Join in with the chorus

Reading rhythms

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Spi - der
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Two quick notes
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Mouse
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One slow note

Try these rhythms at home
(click  here)

Try these 2 note tunes with a low sound and a high sound.
Can you play them over and over again as an 'ostinato'
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Here's another Chrome Music app. It's great for composing tunes.
Watch the video, then have a go...

Chrome Music Lab: Song Maker

This Week - 1st march

Chrome Music Lab: Song  Maker
Click here to get in

Click here to
go full size!

I'd love to hear your pieces! I can put them up on this page, so everyone can listen to them. Please email me the links.

r.arran@brecknock.camden.sch.uk

You may need a grown-up to help you. Get them to watch this video!

Please keep singing the songs!

- Hey Ho Nobody Home click here

- Pray the Rain to Fall click here

- Furrem be me heen / Mary Mac click here

More songs here - you choose...

And keep practising the 'Two Hands' pieces:
 

Chrome Music Lab: Rhythm

Watch the demonstration video, then have a go yourself.

Click here to
go full screen

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Get your two homemade percussion instruments* and see if you can learn
these four short pieces:
Go full screen!
* If you can't find any 'instruments', try just using a table with the palm of your left hand and a pencil in your right hand.
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Here's a new song to learn.
It's a reggae tune called 'Pray the Rain to Fall in Africa'.
 
Can you make up a two-handed rhythm to go with it?
 
Did you manage to learn the words for Mary Mac? (click here if not!)
Try saying them whilst tapping the pulse. Watch the video!
Homemade percussion instruments
 
Watch this, then try it yourself:
This is my Mary Mac rhythm:
Jam jar
Yogurt pot
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Can you play it on your instruments?

26th January

Here are some longer body percussion rhythms to try.
Can you do each one four times in a row?

In the videos, I've replaced the knee slap with a bass drum
and the clap with a snare drum.
Can you find two different sounds of your own? 
You could try foot stamps and finger clicks.
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More here:

Start learning the words for: 'Mary Mac' (00:48):
 

Click the triangles - sorry they didn't work last week!

Mary Mac's mother's making Mary Mac marry me,
And my mother's making me marry Mary Mac.
I've got to marry Mary, to get Mary to take care of me,
We'll all be making merry when I marry Mary Mac.

19th January

Words for: 'Furrem Be Me Heen':

Click the triangles to hear them

Furrem be me heen
Zanna vis ma gorchas
Furrem be me heen
Zanna vis ma gorchas
Furrem be me heen
Zanna vis ma gorchas
Furrem be me heen
Vee ma gorchas san
2. Try recording your voice in this app. click here. It's called Voice Spinner
Watch me playing with it in this video and see if you can work it out.
Have fun!

Older things....

Can you do these body percussion rhythms?

Play the videos to see if you were right!

More here:

Did you manage to do the instrument quiz? Click here if not.

Please keep practising the songs. Lots more here, if you want something new.

Two Songs

Have a great week!

1. Here's the song 'Zum Gally Gally' we learnt last term. See if you can sing along!

Click the play button!

 
 

2. We started learning 'Hey ho, nobody home'. Here are the words:

             Hey Ho nobody home.

         Meat, nor drink, nor money have I none.

         Still I will be merry, very merry,

         Hey ho nobody home.

 

Watch the video to learn it. Choose a singer to sing along with!

Click to go full size!
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INSTRUMENT QUIZ
Last term we tried out lots of different percussion instruments (things you hit or shake). Here are some of them:

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Cowbell
Woodblock
Triangle
Claves
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Drum
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Tambourine
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Maracas
 

Watch the videos - can you recognise which instrument is playing?

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Can you recognise them just from the sounds they make?

1

00:00 / 00:05

2

00:00 / 00:04

3

00:00 / 00:07

4

00:00 / 00:08

5

00:00 / 00:09

6

00:00 / 00:12

7

00:00 / 00:14
Answers here:

Have you watched all the Christmas videos?

They're here

Everything from last term

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Tambourine

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Maraccas

Body percussion rhythm
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Knee
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Knee
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Clap
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(Shh)

More rhythms to try

Body percussion rhythm on a 3 line stave
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More rhythms to try

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Boomwackers

High
The smaller the boomwacker,
the higher the note,
The bigger the boomwacker,
the lower the note,
Low
Boomwacker tunes

More tunes to try

Low boomwacker
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High boomwacker
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Wooden agogo

Claves

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Percussion

made of wood

Wood block

'Music for pieces of wood' by Steve Reich

Cowbell

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Triangle

Cymbals

Percussion

made of metal

'Snell's Beach' by Max Riefer

Percussion

made of 'skin' (DRUMS!)

Some drum heads are made out of real animal skin (yuk) but most of our's are completely vegetarian!

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Djembe drumming from West Africa
Darbuka drumming from Turkey
Volume
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Crescendo

Diminuendo

Speed
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fast

lots of notes

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slow

a few notes