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Percussion Song

Percussion Song

This is a song detailing several percussion instruments in one to talk about how they help us keep rhythm with one another. Sung and played at the same time by using a ukulele and bass drum, what a great way to do something fun and educational for your child/children/students!

By jimgaven

The Drum Song (Playing the Drums)

The Drum Song (Playing the Drums)

This is a song detailing a standard drum set and what each piece does/sounds like. Sung and played at the same time by just drum accompaniment and vocals with no other instruments, what a great way to do something fun and educational for your child/children/students!

By jimgaven

Composers & Music Lapbook: Introduction to Opera

Composers & Music Lapbook: Introduction to Opera

Students age 11 and older will enjoy assembling this lapbook about Opera, in which special attention is given to the well-loved comic opera ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, by Gilbert & Sullivan. Here you will find a thorough but general description of the history and development of opera, with special emphasis on comic opera and opera in England (and in English). This description of opera is less complicated than those found in music dictionaries or textbooks. However, it is a dense topic which will be of greater interest to students who already have some interest in classical music. Contents: Introduction, Opera History and General Description I, About Arias, Opera History and General Description II, Characters and Types of Voices, Opera History and General Description III, Comic Opera, Opera in England, Gilbert & Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance Plot Summary. After each main section, there are other, smaller sections which investigate one other element of opera. These are: The Opera House, The Camerata, ‘Drama In Music’, the ‘Da Capo’ Aria, Nationalism, Comic Operas vs. Musicals, Singing in English, Other Operas by Gilbert & Sullivan and the ‘Patter Song’, and Libretto. Following the text are 10 activities to be completed, and lapbook templates to go with each activity (with instructions). The text is written in short sections, with pictures (in black and white, 24 pages of text). Upon completing the reading and activites/cut-outs, the student will be familiar with the basic facts of opera, its major composers, plots and styles, and hopefully have an appreciation for this complex and well-loved type of classical music.

By canadianwinter

Composers & Music Lapbook: J. S. Bach

Composers & Music Lapbook: J. S. Bach

Students age 11 and older will enjoy assembling this lapbook about Johann Sebastian Bach. Here you will find a thorough introduction to the life, times and music of one of classical music’s towering figures. This is more than a mini-biography – but somewhat less complicated than textbooks used for music history examinations in conservatories. It will be of particular interest to students who are learning to play a musical instrument – perhaps even practising a piece by the great master himself! Students who think they may one day take more advanced conservatory exams could benefit from this lapbook as preparatory work. The text is written in short sections, with pictures (in black and white). Upon completing the reading and activites/cut-outs, the student will be familiar with the basic facts of Bach’s life (dates, places, names) and will also have been introduced to more general concepts about Bach’s music (Baroque style, sacred versus secular music, Baroque musical forms, etc.). Contents: Introduction, Bach’s Era: The Baroque, Bach’s Family, Bach’s Travels, Bach’s Professional Life, Bach’s Instruments, Bach’s Style, Bach: The Man, Bach And Later Musicians, Bach And Other Composers. There are also nine ‘Musical Notes’, in which a paragraph is dedicated to one of Bach’s compositions or musical forms. Following the text are 10 activities to be completed, and lapbook templates to go with each activity (with instructions).

By canadianwinter

LITERACY AND SCIENCE SCHEME OF WORK BASED ON 'THE CRANKY CATERPILLAR'

LITERACY AND SCIENCE SCHEME OF WORK BASED ON 'THE CRANKY CATERPILLAR'

\assistant head teacher at Vauxhall primary school and author Richard Graham have developed this lesson plan based around the children's picture book 'The Cranky Caterpillar'. This download contains a week long scheme of literacy work, including a timetable and pupil worksheets, and x1 stand alone science lesson. The lesson planner explores themes within the book such as empathy and friendship, learning how to write descriptively, increasing vocabulary, learning expanded noun phrases, new narrative perspectives, puctuation, spelling and more. The book is ideal for for 6-9 year old, and is based on the national curriculum targets of 2014. The download also contains additional pictures and information on an optional art and music workshop, that can be hosted by the author or conducted by the teacher. For more information on the book, or to purchase, visit www.thecrankycaterpillar.com Raymond Briggs has great words about this childrens picture book; 'Absolutely astonishing. Astounding piece of work'

By make-it

Inspirational Music Quotes (21 Posters)

Inspirational Music Quotes (21 Posters)

Decorate your classroom with 21 high resolution A3 printable posters of inspirational music-related quotes. Quotations come from renowned music artists such as Bob Dylan and Beyonce and key historical figures such as Albert Einstein and Beethoven. Posters are provided in high resolution PDF format optimised for A3 or A4 prints.

By MrDBrodie

1950 Sock Hop Clip Art Graphics

1950 Sock Hop Clip Art Graphics

This listing includes a set of 1950's sock hop clip art graphics. Each image is individually saved at 300 dpi high resolution. Files are provided in .PNG and/or .JPGs (compressed into a zip file). Use these images to create worksheets, printables, signs, decorations and so much more. Permission is granted for Personal and Small Business Commercial Use. If you have any questions about this product please feel free to contact NRC Design Studio. Copyright NRC Design Studio

By Anon97871875

It’s time to say goodbye - A goodbye song for early years’ learners (0-5 year olds)

It’s time to say goodbye - A goodbye song for early years’ learners (0-5 year olds)

At last! Musicbuds is here offering an exceptional range of original and well-crafted resources underpinning common musical objectives whilst focused on prominent EYFS themes. Aimed at all Early Years’ practitioners from class teachers, music specialists, teaching assistants, playgroup leaders to EAL and SEND support teachers. This goodbye song is written around the dominant and tonic notes. The 6/8 melody sits comfortably within the young children’s vocal-range; short phrases encourage musically-sensitive breathing and the melodic repetition reinforces the ‘goodbye’ message. Can be used as a stand-alone goodbye song or as Song 13 in our 30-minute music and movement session. Each song includes: 1) A comprehensive lesson plan -highlighting EYFS and Music objectives covered -directions on classroom management -recommended list of props/visual aids -ideas for Extended learning  -inclusive planning for children with EAL/SEND profiles -different ways to deliver the material from Music/EYFS perspectives -formatted to allow easy cut-and-paste options into planning documents 2) Audio tracks - vocal & backing 3) Sheet music - for piano & guitar 4) Lyrics  -teachers’ lyrics with directions for classroom management  -children’s lyrics suitable for a Songbook

By Musicbuds

The la-la song - A circle song for early years’ learners (0-5 year olds)

The la-la song - A circle song for early years’ learners (0-5 year olds)

At last! Musicbuds is here offering an exceptional range of original and well-crafted resources underpinning common musical objectives whilst focused on prominent EYFS themes. Aimed at all Early Years’ practitioners from class teachers, music specialists, teaching assistants, playgroup leaders to EAL and SEND support teachers. This song was originally written for a group of young children who were all second English language speakers, with varying degrees of language development. The 'la-la' part of the song was written so that everyone could join in. The kinaesthetic approach – ‘doing’ as you sing was an easy way to demonstrate language (whilst singing it). The musical inspiration for the music was the circular Greek songs often performed at weddings! Can be used as a stand-alone circle song/part of Circle time; a physical song to develop bilateral integration (using two hands/feet together in a coordinated manner e.g. clapping/stamping) or reciprocal movements (where first one hand or leg and then the other carries out the same movement in a rhythmical way) or as Song 6 in our 30-minute music and movement session. Each song includes: 1) A comprehensive lesson plan -highlighting EYFS and Music objectives covered -directions on classroom management -recommended list of props/visual aids -ideas for Extended learning  -inclusive planning for children with EAL/SEND profiles -different ways to deliver the material from Music/EYFS perspectives -formatted to allow easy cut-and-paste options into planning documents 2) Audio tracks - vocal & backing 3) Sheet music - for piano & guitar 4) Lyrics  -teachers’ lyrics with directions for classroom management  -children’s lyrics suitable for a Songbook

By Musicbuds

Join hands and make a circle - A transition song for early years’ learners (0-5 year olds)

Join hands and make a circle - A transition song for early years’ learners (0-5 year olds)

At last! Musicbuds is here offering an exceptional range of original and well-crafted resources underpinning common musical objectives whilst focused on prominent EYFS themes. Aimed at all Early Years’ practitioners from class teachers, music specialists, teaching assistants, playgroup leaders to EAL and SEND support teachers. A ‘transition’ song to help children to move from one activity to the next smoothly and with independence. Its lilting pulse encourages participants to move calmly into a circle in preparation for the next song. Can be used as a stand-alone circle song; a transition song or as Song 5 in our 30-minute music and movement session. Each song includes: 1) A comprehensive lesson plan -highlighting EYFS and Music objectives covered -directions on classroom management -recommended list of props/visual aids -ideas for Extended learning  -inclusive planning for children with EAL/SEND profiles -different ways to deliver the material from Music/EYFS perspectives -formatted to allow easy cut-and-paste options into planning documents 2) Audio tracks - vocal & backing 3) Sheet music - for piano & guitar 4) Lyrics  -teachers’ lyrics with directions for classroom management  -children’s lyrics suitable for a Songbook

By Musicbuds

It’s time to find your name -    A name recognition song for early years’ learners (0-5 year olds)

It’s time to find your name - A name recognition song for early years’ learners (0-5 year olds)

At last! Musicbuds is here offering an exceptional range of original and well-crafted resources underpinning common musical objectives whilst focused on prominent EYFS themes. Aimed at all Early Years’ practitioners from class teachers, music specialists, teaching assistants, playgroup leaders to EAL and SEND support teachers. This song helps children to recognise their own name (or portrait photo) with musical cues to encourage quiet listening followed by each child finding their name card. Can be used as a stand-alone song to help children recognise their own name or as Song 2 in our 30-minute music and movement session. Each song includes: 1) A comprehensive lesson plan -highlighting EYFS and Music objectives covered -directions on classroom management -recommended list of props/visual aids -ideas for Extended learning  -inclusive planning for children with EAL/SEND profiles -different ways to deliver the material from Music/EYFS perspectives -formatted to allow easy cut-and-paste options into planning documents 2) Audio tracks - vocal & backing 3) Sheet music - for piano & guitar 4) Lyrics  -teachers’ lyrics with directions for classroom management  -children’s lyrics suitable for a Songbook

By Musicbuds