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Slave Songs - Resistance

Slave Songs - Resistance

This lesson looks at how slaves used music to challenge the authority of their slave masters and send coded messages to other slaves. It uses some of the most famous songs (such as 'Swing low sweet chariot') and disects the lyrics to understand the true meaning of the songs. The lesson ends with the students having the opportunity to write their own slave songs.
laumorrow
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
DRUM KIT | 6 short pieces for beginners

DRUM KIT | 6 short pieces for beginners

The first 2 pieces are inspired by the RockSchool Initial grade book backing tracks (the drum parts are not the same). The Reggae one I either get pupils to play along to a Bob Marley tune with or a Reggae Drumless backing track form YouTube. The 2 Blues pieces I do the same, pick out something Bluesy from BB King or a Drumless backing track off YouTube. Finally, the Disco one I either do Y.M.C.A or - again - a Drumless backing track off YouTube. I haven't included them in the pack as they are not mine to sell, however, I have created all these resources.
tbrads90
Organization in Music

Organization in Music

From Daniel O'Brien's popular AP Music Theory Class, this video lesson discusses how music is organized in time. O'Brien discusses how the basic concept of "beat" (or pulse) is the fundamental organizing idea in most music. Beats are then grouped into metrical chunks which in turn form phrases, which combine to become sections of songs or other long musical forms. Many familiar musical examples are quoted to emphasize the main points. Video: 7'52" "Sugar" excerpt by Maroon 5 used per Fair Use provisions of the US copyright law, Section 107. https://copyright.gov/fair-use/more-info.html
dobrien7
Simple Xylophone and Percussion Performance Piece - The Skeleton Dance - Key Stage 2

Simple Xylophone and Percussion Performance Piece - The Skeleton Dance - Key Stage 2

Performance Piece for Xylophones and Percussion Instruments - The Skeleton Dance These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This piece works particularly well with Key Stage 2 children. ‘The Skeleton Dance’ is a simple, four-part, lively composition that requires very few instruments. It is easy to put together, extremely effective and can be completed in one or two lessons. You can have as few as four performers or as many as you like. These musical activities teach children to listen very carefully, keep to a steady beat, perform with sensitivity using tuned and untuned percussion instruments, playing notes and making sounds on specific beats. This culminates in a performance of an exciting, four-part, harmonised composition called ‘The Skeleton Dance’. In this unit, children learn about the percussion family, tuned, untuned instruments and xylophones. They are introduced to the musical terms tempo and graphic notation. This pack includes detailed, step by step instructions and suggestions on how to build and prepare ‘The Skeleton Dance’ and a power point diagram depicting all parts together. You do not have to have a musical background to teach this composition.
Newtonlab
Chart Songs September 2017 - Melody & Chords

Chart Songs September 2017 - Melody & Chords

Simplified versions of songs from the Top 40 UK September 2017. Includes: What About US - Pink, Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato, Rain - The Script, Sun Comes Up - Rudimental feat. James Arthur and Despacito - Justin Bieber. Designed to fit on both sides of an A4 sheet of paper. I use this for My S1 and S2s (11-13 year olds) for the keyboard, xylophone, guitar and ukulele.
lospolloshermana
Preschool Music Book II, Winter and Weather Based Activities

Preschool Music Book II, Winter and Weather Based Activities

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. Because folk music is often altered from person to person, slight variations may be found between this book and a recording. This book can be used once per day, or weekly as needed. These activities are great for transitioning between other activities! 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. Weather Watcher/Freres Jacques 4. Frosty Weather 5. The Polar Bear 6. Debussy's The Snow is Dancing - listening activity 7. There's a Cobbler Down the Street 8. Pitty Patty Polt 7. Round and Round the Garden 8. Baby Bumblebee 9. Aeolian Lullaby 10. The Penguin 11. High/Low - Snowflakes Falling Down 12. Roll the Ball Around the Room 13. The Three Little Pigs - activity 14. Stone Soup - activity 15. Stone Soup - song 16. Goldilocks and the Three Bears 17. The Wolf 18. Have You Ever Seen a Lassie? 19. Chopin's Winter Wind - listening activity 20. Rock-a-bye Baby 21. Winter Storyscape 22. Sviridov's The Snowstorm - listening activity 23. Soft Voices/Loud Voices 24. Baby Bear Sits on the Chair 25. Snowmen's Nose Fingerplay 26. Bye-Lo, Baby Oh 27. Peas Porridge Hot 28. One Potato, Two Potato 29. Higglety Pigglety Pop 30. Batti Le Manine 31. Que Linda Manita 32. Diddlety Diddlety Dumpty 33. Dickery Dickery Dare 34. Raining Again Today 35. Pitter Patter 36. The Mermaid's Song/Three Time Around 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
Tap-Clap-Snap Music Composition Lesson Plan

Tap-Clap-Snap Music Composition Lesson Plan

Students will compose an instrumental piece that includes a body percussion part. This lesson is aimed at piano composition. Objectives Within 3-4 lessons (depending on level), students will prepare a piece. In the process the student will: • Use current notation skills; • Use standard notation; • Expand rhythm skills; • Learn to write for a non-melodic part; • Consider how a percussive part enhances a melodic composition. Concepts • Beat • Rhythm • Percussion • Upbeat (anacrusis) • Strong beat • Echo • Repetition Included: Sample composition and prompts.
adri_jvr
One-Day Music Composition Lesson Plan

One-Day Music Composition Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Elementary - Middle - High School 2-4 lessons Students will compose a piece of music based on word games. They will practice and perform the composition with an optional additional accompaniment (self-composed or backtrack) to match the composition topic. Objectives Within 2-4 lessons, students will compose a piece of music for voice and speech choir inspired by a play on the words “day”. In the process the student will: • Explore speech rhythms • Translate a speech rhythm to notation • Learn and memorize through practice to write a rhythmic motif and develop a motif • Learn, review and practice basic compositional techniques such as repetition, sequence and/or fragmentation • Explore setting words to music • Practice short fragments on a instrument • Explore basic techniques of extending a composition • Acquire, review or practice basic staff notation Concepts • Melody • Rhythm • Motif • Repetition • Sequence • Fragmentation • Voice parts • Triads • Setting words to a rhythm
adri_jvr
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
LP Records Music History Wordsearch Language Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

LP Records Music History Wordsearch Language Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'LP Records'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean