Year 1
 

Songs

The Brecknock verse - more to come!

 
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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
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Darbuka drumming from Turkey
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Evelyn Glennie
 

Shakers

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Tambourine

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Maraccas

INSTRUMENT QUIZ
Here are some of the percussion instruments (things you hit or shake) we've been playing this term. Watch the videos and see if you recognise them.
 

 
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Claves
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Woodblock
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Cowbell
Triangle
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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

5

00:00 / 00:09

6

00:00 / 00:12
Answers here:
Percussion from Cuba

3

00:00 / 00:07

4

00:00 / 00:08

7

00:00 / 00:14
Tablas from India
 

Volume

Crescendo
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Diminuendo
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Clarinet

Flute

Three blowing instruments
'woodwind'

Saxophone

 

Some words we've been using

Percussion - instruments you hit
- wood block
- claves
- triangle
- cowbell
- cymbal
- drums
- maracas
- tambourine
- darbuka
- djembe
- tablas


Woodwind - instruments you blow
- flute
- clarinet
- saxophone


Bits of a song
- verse
- chorus
- intro
- outro
- instrumental


Volume
- loud
- soft
- crescendo
- get louder
- diminuendo - get softer

More musical words

- melody - one note at a time
- chord - two or more notes at once
 

Reading and writing music

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Shh

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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
Volume
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Crescendo

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Diminuendo

Speed
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fast

lots of notes

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slow

a few notes