Fusion, Reggae (KS3)

This is a scheme of work I use with year 9. It introduces them to Calypso music, through a class steel pan ensemble performance of yellow bird (music provided), the following week introduces students to Reggae and there is another class performance on the steel pans of Three Little Birds (music again provided). It then moves onto a larger project for the rest of the half term, a fusion of a pop song. I love this unit as I find that it really sets students up for GCSE courses, using much of the same vocabulary. Although the music resources are for Steel Pans in the case of Yellow Bird, there is a version of Three Little Birds not for Steel Pans if you don’t have any.
n.b Any stars in the powerpoint are hyperlinks to the musical examples.

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Created: Dec 10, 2019

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