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I am a trumpet player, composer and educator. My resources are aimed at KS2 with a focus on creativity.

I am a trumpet player, composer and educator. My resources are aimed at KS2 with a focus on creativity.
Introduction to GarageBand KS2 - 6 lessons
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Introduction to GarageBand KS2 - 6 lessons

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This is a six-week resource is aimed at KS2 and can be delivered by teachers or parents with no specialist musical knowledge as well as specialists who want a ready-made half term course in composing using iPads. This resource pack includes everything you need to deliver the course successfully - an overview of the course, a list of resources needed, a comprehensive PowerPoint with a step-by-step guide in 6 detailed lesson plans and a simple assessment sheet. Use GarageBand and deliver lessons confidently, no previous experience is needed. In this six-week course pupils will learn how to create a simple song in GarageBand using Smart Instruments and Apple loops and how to record vocals and add effects. Meet the National Curriculum aims for KS2, including • Develop an understanding of musical composition • Organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures • Playing [virtual] musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency and control • Compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music Differentiated activities are included, and children are encouraged to make their own musical choices about the sound and style of their song.
Remixing classical music, 5 lessons, KS2
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Remixing classical music, 5 lessons, KS2

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Have fun remixing ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ with body percussion & classroom instruments. Make an arrangement, improvise and create a graphic score. This plan covers all aspects of the KS2 national curriculum for music, particularly to ‘develop an understanding of the history of music’, and includes everything you need - an overview of the course, five detailed lesson plans, audio examples and a detailed assessment sheet. In this resource you will: • Listen to a piece of classical music and learn about the orchestra. • Learn how to create music for a story. • Compare music written in the 1870’s with the pop music of today. • Play together on tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments using the inter-related dimensions of music to add variety and colour to your piece. • Learn a body-percussion pattern and transfer it on to instruments in order to make a contemporary remix of In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg. Meet the aims of the KS2 National Curriculum for music, including: • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts…playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music. • Listen with attention to detail. • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians. • Develop an understanding of the history of music.