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Solfege scale practice with nursery rhymes

Solfege scale practice with nursery rhymes

Here is a helpful resource when teaching the solfege scale. Scores are colour coded to allow younger children to easily distinguish between notes and intervals. Practice videos accompany each score for use within the classroom or at home.
kirstyday86
TUNED / KEYBOARD | Hallowe'en

TUNED / KEYBOARD | Hallowe'en

Quick one-off lesson for KS2 or KS3 for Hallowe'en. Good for looking at sharp and natural notes as well as crotchet and quaver rhythms. Print out the sheet if pupils need to write the notes on. Singing: Michael Jackson's Thriller (verse and chorus) Tune: In the Hall of The Mountain King by Edvard Grieg If you have pupils that really struggle or are really low ability then you could always get them to play the bass part on keyboard, glockenspiel or even bass: B E B E... Note: make sure to install the fonts to ensure it looks as intended.
tbrads90
TUNED / KEYBOARD | 3 Easy Classical Pieces

TUNED / KEYBOARD | 3 Easy Classical Pieces

In preparation for BBC Music Ten Pieces, I thought I would introduce some Classical Music to KS2 pupils on the glockenspiel, whether you use these for keyboard or even Ukulele. I will probably use them for Ukulele along with my Glockenspiel classes (Y4).
tbrads90
SAMBA | Swashbuckle Samba (Pirate Themed) [6 weeks]

SAMBA | Swashbuckle Samba (Pirate Themed) [6 weeks]

I love this topic for teaching kids about Carnivals and how Samba Schools set a theme for their song and costumes. This is a good one for performing as well as kids can always get dressed up themselves for it. There is a mixture of Sea Shanties and Pirate-related songs (though I'm sure you can think of more), pirate-themed rhythms and call & responses also Pirate-themed. I have included an audio sample of how the group rhythms should sound together. If you are unsure of how to perform the other rhythms see my FREE Grid Method resource. NOTE: make sure to install all fonts so that the Powerpoints look as intended.
tbrads90
Preschool Music Book - Preschool Music Curriculum, Take Homes

Preschool Music Book - Preschool Music Curriculum, Take Homes

Supplemental low-tech music book for common nursery rhymes. Assistive in development of language for children with delayed speech development, speech support, music therapy, Early Intervention and non-verbal children seeking ways to participate in preschool classroom music time. Inside you'll find appropriate age adjustments for each activity. Suggestions on what parents can do at home are also provided. Please note that recordings are not included, the book is for teacher use only, with permission to print out for parents of your own classroom students. All recordings can be found in multiple places, including online, for free. These activities are great for transitioning between other activities, circle time or music time! Suggested use of each chant and song is learning one per week so children become familiar with steady beat, whole body movement and musical awareness. If following the suggested planning, this book will provide 42 lessons. This product includes the following nursery songs: 1. Hello Everybody 2. The More We Get Together 3. Tingalayo 4. Sweetly Sings the Donkey 5. Trot, Little Horsey 5. Carnival of the Animals - Donkeys (Saint-Saens) 6. There's a Cobbler Down the Street 7. See How I'm Jumping 8. All Around the Garden 9. Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush 10. Aeolian Lullaby 11. Trot, Trot to Boston 12. Roly Poly 13. Sometimes I'm Very Small 14. Roll the Ball Around the Room 15. John the Rabbit 16. Stone Soup (Story with optional improvised singing) 17. Carnival of the Animals - Aquarium (Saint-Saens) 18. Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Story with Low, Middle, High voices) 19. A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea 20. Carnival of the Animals - Fossils 21. Head and Shoulders, Baby 22. Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes 23. Two Little Eyes 24. Soft Voices, Loud Voices 25. Baby Bear Sits on the Chair 26. Going on a Treasure Hunt 27. Bye-Lo, Baby Oh! 28. Peas Porridge Hot 29. Carnival of the Animals - Lion (Saint-Saens) 30. Higglety Pigglety Pop 31. Batti Le Manine 32. Que Linda Manita 33. Diddlety, Diddlety, Dumpty 34. Dickery Dickery Dare 35. This Kitty Said 36. From Wibbleton to Wobbleton 37. Soft Kitty 38. Carnival of the Animals - Elephant (Saint-Saens) 39. Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickel 40. Paw Paw Patch This product requires moderate assembly after purchase including binding or laminating if desired. I recommend use of heavy card stock paper to lengthen life of materials. All designs and finished products are property of Kristen L. Galardi
GracieRae
UKULELE | Getting Started [6 weeks]

UKULELE | Getting Started [6 weeks]

This set of lessons guides pupils through learning 1, 2 & 3 fingered chords along with songs, games, activities, strumming patterns / rhythms, tied together with learning objectives. I've include 4 backing tracks for getting started playing the chords of C, A minor, F and D minor. I label my ukuleles so that each note has a colour; C = Red, D = Orange, E = Yellow, F = Green, G = Blue, A = Purple and B = Pink. Anything else (flats/sharps used) I mark with black stickers. This makes it easy to explain to pupils which finger goes on which colour. NOTE: install the fonts included to ensure the powerpoints look as intended.
tbrads90
SAMBA | Introduction [6 weeks]

SAMBA | Introduction [6 weeks]

Includes group rhythms, rhythm reading exercises, breaks, call & responses, lesson objectives, etc. I've also included Sibelius audio of how the parts sound together for non-specialists. I call the general piece 'Hungry Samba' as all the rhythms are based around food. I normally create food-based Breaks / Call & Responses with pupils as it keeps an overall theme and ensures memorability. Note: install fonts to ensure it looks like it does in the previews.
tbrads90
Musical Assessment Activity

Musical Assessment Activity

Assess your students through this fun finger trail activity! I use it for exit tickets but you can adapt it to fit your needs. Project onto the board or blank wall and invite each student to trace the melodic line while the class sings, or the student sings independently. It helps teach the 'road map' of a refrain, while mostly staying true to pre-reading skills of left-to-right motion. A beautiful illustration engages children. For learners needing texture, print this out onto photo paper and mount to foam poster board. Use a small pen tip or equivalent, punch small holes on each white dot, creating a concave path for fingers to travel.
GracieRae
UKULELE | Jazz & Blues [6 lessons]

UKULELE | Jazz & Blues [6 lessons]

I will be using this for my KS2 Ukulele class who've already done a year learning basic chords, bits of strumming, singing, locating frets and the likes (mostly just singing through pop songs and strumming chords). There are some more advanced chords used in this topic as well as a (predominant) focus on plucking and reading tab/fret numbers. There are 2-3 blues songs, 2-3 jazz pieces and 2-3 pop-jazz songs to play through. Some are just the main riff, some are chords that last the whole piece. This is a 6-7 week course with each week laid out with objectives and chance to tick them off at the end of each lesson. NOTE: You will need to install the fonts for it to look as I have made it.
tbrads90
Chinese Music Performance Piece  Tà jiǎo shí    踏脚石 (Stepping Stones) - For KS1 and Lower KS2 pupils

Chinese Music Performance Piece Tà jiǎo shí 踏脚石 (Stepping Stones) - For KS1 and Lower KS2 pupils

These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This piece works particularly well with Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 pupils. Tà jiǎo shí is a simple, five-part melodic Chinese-style composition for glockenspiels and two un-tuned percussion instruments. It is easy to put together and extremely effective. It can be completed in one or two lessons. You only need glockenspiels, a triangle, and woodblocks to perform it. You can have as few as five players or as many as you like. These musical activities support the development of a range of skills. They teach children to listen very carefully, keep to a steady beat, perform with glockenspiels and play notes on specific beats. This culminates in a performance of a five-part, harmonized melody called Tà jiǎo shí. Children also learn a little history of Chinese music, about the percussion family, tuned and un-tuned instruments and graphic score. You do not have to have a musical background to teach this piece. This pack includes detailed, step by step instructions and suggestions on how to build and prepare Tà jiǎo shí and a power point diagram depicting all parts together.
Newtonlab