Mr Gray's Music Shop
Mr Gray's Music Shop
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I am a specialist primary music teacher living and teaching in Devon. I have over 15 years experience of teaching and creating resources. I play trumpet professionally in a ska/reggae/dub band called The Kingstons (

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This topic explores music of the Far East including the following countries: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Polynesia, Bali and Java.

Year 5 will also learn about the importance of the pentatonic scale in Chinese music. They will be given the opportunity to learn to play a traditional piece of Chinese music (Jasmine Flower) on tuned percussion and keyboards and will also be set the task of composing their own piece of music using the pentatonic scale.

The class will also be given the opportunity to learn to sing a Filipino & Polynesian song as well as taking part in a classroom Gamelan activity for the last two weeks (they will use classroom tuned percussion to create Gamelan style music).

As well as broadening their musical listening and experiences this topic is also great for linking with geography and history too.
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10 months ago

Really useful in helping me develop my own scheme of work on the subject. Excellent resources for practical work.


a year ago

Excellent resources! Its makes teaching more enjoyable. I should have found Tes earlier than I did :)


2 years ago

Brilliant resource! Thank you for sharing.


2 years ago

Great planning with good resources to support. I particularly like the Sunset in Bali music notation written for children who can't read music.

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