Year 1

Happy New Year everyone!

Some musical things to keep you busy while we're at home
 

This Week - 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.

More here:

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

Click the triangles

Mary Mac's mother's making Mary Mac marry me,
And my mother's making me marry Mary Mac.
Oh 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.
 

Last Week - 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!

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

Cowbell
Woodblock
Triangle
Claves
Drum
Tambourine
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

Tambourine

Maraccas

Body percussion rhythm
Knee
Knee
Clap
(Shh)

More rhythms to try

Body percussion rhythm on a 3 line stave

More rhythms to try

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
High boomwacker

Wooden agogo

Claves

Percussion

made of wood

Wood block

'Music for pieces of wood' by Steve Reich

Cowbell

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!

Djembe drumming from West Africa
Darbuka drumming from Turkey
Volume

Crescendo

Diminuendo

Speed

fast

lots of notes

slow

a few notes