Songs with different features and vocal exercises. Two vocal tongue twisters are used for a warm-up exercise and then we learn three songs: Kye Kye Kule - a West African action song, The Frog Song - a simple Japanese song rehearsing pitch, John Kanaka - a sea shanty with call and refrain. Each song has a different feature and may be more appropriate to different age groups, they can be used as repertoire for developing Ongoing Skills (Units 1, 8 and 15) or within specific units, e.g. Kaeruno uta ga - Unit 5 Taking Off: Exploring pitch.


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Created: Jun 17, 2010

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  • 4

    Great! These resource will be of great aid to enhance both learning and teaching.

  • 5
    user avatardeknoz3 years agoreport

    Really good video
    Only problem is, both lesson plans provided are the same?

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    user avataran0uska3 years agoreport

    These can be used as building blocks or lessons - I have used in Year5/6 class to teach rhythm, melody, accompaniment , chords using Kye Kye Kule to introduce he musical terms in a structured, layered approach. Thank you

  • 5Recommended

    Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team for its relevance to the 2014 National Curriculum

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    user avatarmrfunsongs4 years agoreport

    Great stuff. Singing is also great for presenting new words to kids learning a foreign language for example the action songs at