Year 6

Autumn 2021

1st half term

Great to see so many of you at CSG on Sunday!

Click here for all the music, information etc.

Camden Youth Recorder Group

 

 BRASS PLAYERS  

Extra brass session
Mondays 8:15 AM
Just come along
It's the best time of the week!!

 New stuff 

G major scale - click here
3 high notes - click here
'Mercy Mercy Mercy' - click here
'Saint Thomas' 
* Beginner trumpets and trombones - click here
* Expert trumpets - click here
* Expert t
rombones - click here
 Everything else so far 

1. Playing C and G (trumpets: no valves / trombones: 1st position)

2. 'First Five Notes' (C D E F G) - click here

3. 'Merrily' - click here

4. 'C Jam Blues' - click here 
 
Remember to warm up before you start: Breath - Buzz - Mouthpiece
Some videos to help you -  click here
Check list:
- stand still 
- check your hand position
- don't blow your cheeks out
- use your tongue
- rest as much as you play
 

Videos for inspiration!

Trumpets and trombones can play in many different styles of music

Trumpets

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Trombones

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 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 

Here's the 'Online Drum Machine' some of you used in the lessons last term:
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Try it at home! - it works on all devices.

Brecknock Bandlab

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Website address: edu.bandlab.com
Username:(your first name, no capitals)@y5.com
Password:yearfive
Full log in instructions here or watch the video:
Once you've opened an 'assignment' you can take the 'personal project' option and compose something of your own - I'd love to hear it!
Watch this video to remind yourself about the basic controls.

 RECORDER PLAYING 

 
We're not playing recorders in the lessons this term but, if you enjoy it, please keep playing at home. 

Everything we did last year and more below!
We started learning 'Ronde'.  Extra help here.
Parts and demos for treble, tenor & bass here

 

Old things / Easy things!

Extra help with London's Burning, Funky Freda and Raga here
Some harder things:
You could print our the PDFs if you can't always get on the internet
   
   - B flat click here / high F click here C sharp click here

   - All Blues   videos here / in book 2 / PDF

   - EastEnders   videos here / in book 2 / PDF
 
   - Greensleeves   videos here / PDF
 
   - Month of Maying   videos here / PDF
     
  Here's the music for the new version of Pray the Rain to Fall:


 
 
Pray the Rain - demo(in D minor)
00:00 / 01:22

This is just once through. You can either play the tune, along with the singing, or the extra bits on the 2nd page.

The Month of Maying

A tune with C sharps (here) and C naturals.
Watch the play-along video first:
 
If you want to start practicing it, open the PDF
Here's a version for 5 recorders: descant, treble, tenor, bass and great bass.
Now is the Month of MayingQuintet version
00:00 / 02:18
and some singing versions:
 
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C sharp (C#)

Fingers 1 and 2, no thumb.

Like an A without the thumb on.

It's in between C and D.

Higher than C, but lower than D.
It's also sometimes called D flat (Db) 

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Looks like this:

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Sounds like this:

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When there are two sharps in the key signature, all the Fs and Cs are sharps.

Try these exercises:
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A tet.png
And a D major scale
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Greensleeves

New note: High F

On the

top line 

1. High F trans.png
- Finger a low F natural
- Take your little finger off
- Bend your thumb

Looks like this:

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Thumb bent

like high E

Like low F, but

no little finger

Sounds like this:

 
Some exercises and an F major scale here
 
Here's EastEnders, the last tune in Book 2 (click here).
Two videos to help you learn it below.
Do the lesson first, then practice it slowly, line by line (it'll be tricky to start with). Then try it with the 'Play along'.
This is Charlotte Barbour-Candini playing a treble recorder in the final of
BBC Young Musician 2012. This is one of the hardest recorder pieces ever (even harder than EastEnders!) She was only 6 years older than you then.
 
Some theory
The notes
Play-along
New note: B flat
 

2. Watch these brass videos. Do you want to play the trumpet or the trombone?

3. Listen to some of the music composed by 6Y in Bandlab last term - click here
    You all have a log in and can use it whenever you want to. More help here.
    Username is: (your first name, no capitals)@y5.com
          Password: yearfive

Anis & Violette

 
4. Lip slurs here (every day!)

Alice

 
Mouthpiece buzzing to start here
1. Warm-ups here 
2. Bare Necessities
3. F major scale 
4. Lip slurs here
5. Top parts for beginner group
 

Go full size,

the writing's quite small

Music Tech

Brecknock Bandlab

Bandlab logo.png
Website address: edu.bandlab.com
Username:(your first name, no capitals)@y5.com
Password:yearfive
Full log in instructions here or watch the video:
Once you've opened an 'assignment' you can take the 'personal project' option and compose something of your own - I'd love to hear it!
Watch this video to remind yourself about the basic controls.

Videos for inspiration

Trumpets and trombones can play in many different styles of music

Trumpets

trumpet.png

Trombones

trombone.png