Year 2

Happy New Year everyone!

Here are some things to keep you busy musically while we're at home.


This Week - 22nd January

If you didn't do last week's work, please do it now! (click here).
Then come back and carry on with this week's.
1. Another Chrome Music app: 'Shared Piano' - watch the video first:

Go full screen!

Then have a go with it yourself (click here).
- Can you make it play, stop and go back to the start?
- Can you change the tempo (speed)?
- Can you transpose it higher and lower?
If you'd like to try playing and recording something yourself click here
(more help with this next week)
2. Here are some more ideas (from Deirdre Box at St Mary & St Pancras) for using 'Song Maker' to compose a minimalist piece of music:
3. Do you remember this song from Year 1? (we didn't really finish it).
See if you can still do the first part 'Furrem be me heen'.

Last Week - 15th January

Let's have a look at: Song Maker (click here to get in)

Here's a video explaining how it works:

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.

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

Click here to
go full size!

Saving your child's work

Here's one from Emilio (click here)

How did you get on with last week's song?
Here's another one. You might remember it from Year 1

This is the app we used for making percussion rhythms at school.

Have a go with it at home.

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Use the arrows on the right and left to switch between

6, 8, 10 and 12 beat rhythms.

Can you learn this song?


Lots more songs here

Have a listen to some of the music you recorded last term:


These are the recordings of our compositions for keyboards and mallet instruments (xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiel):

2Y Group 1
00:00 / 01:31
2Y Group 2
00:00 / 01:50
2B Group 1
00:00 / 01:34
2B Group 2
00:00 / 02:52

I think they might be really good for dancing to. Have a go - no-one's looking!!

Or maybe paint a picture while you're listening...

And your Christmas song:


Amazing singing and playing - well done!

More things from last term:


4 beat rhythms

6 beat rhythms


high pitch

Low pitch

'black' notes

'white' notes



'black' notes

'white' notes

Flight of the Bumblebee

Gamelan from Bali

'black' notes



'white' notes


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