A song for the Chinese new year. Video. PPT  mp3s vocals, backing.

A song for the Chinese new year. Video. PPT mp3s vocals, backing.

Using the mp3s , you can substitute the name of animal you wish to sing about. The example here is the dragon. The song encourages the use of drum and cymbal as children celebrate the Chinese new year. The vocals sing of the dragon but any animal may be substituted when you use the backing track. 1. PPT of the song 2. Mp3 backing with percussion 3.Mp3 backing no percussion 3.Mp3 vocals 4.Lyrics 5. Video of the song
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Colour in song and percussion. Let's think about pink

Colour in song and percussion. Let's think about pink

This colour causes more controversy than most . Will this song change that ?! Its useful for Assemblies on colour and discussion. Curriculum covered in this song Key stage 1 • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes • play tuned and untuned instruments musically Key stage 2 (Year 3 and 4) • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and 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 and recall sounds with increasing aural memory • use and understand staff and other musical notations The song is differentiated . 1. Sing chorus alone 2. Sing both chorus and verse 3. Play the very simple introduction 4. Play the above and learn to play it a note higher for the key change at the end 5. Play the melody line in the verse 6. Play the melody line in the chorus 7. Your star pupils can choose -just present them with the music sheet. Included in the resource 1. A video of the song 2. The sheet music. Sibelius and Jpeg 3. Mp3 without percussion 4. Mp3 with percussion 5. Mp3 of vocals 6. Clips of the accompaniment 7. Lyrics and chords 8. Notes for simple accompaniment
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The music of ancient Egypt

The music of ancient Egypt

A self running PowerPoint with embedded sound files designed to help children make a connection with music then and music now. I have had it running as children enter assembly. Those doing Ancient Egyptians loved it .There is a small booklet to record their knowledge. The music will play when in slide mode You can also use it as part of your Egyptian topic. Pleas give me feed back as it took hours to make !
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Friendship and forgiveness

Friendship and forgiveness

A heartwarming illustrated poem about two friends walking on the beach. One slaps the other. I do not have the name of the author despite research but I have tried to make it look lovely. .
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Composing soundtrack for Olympics. Non specialist

Composing soundtrack for Olympics. Non specialist

This is for the non specialist primary school teacher. The video for download is to give you a gist of the lesson. If you want better quality , go to the YouTube version. The video of the Olympic Torch shows children how to make a simple but effective piece of music..There is also a worksheet . Children love to watch the video as their class mates play the music. There is a video with no sound on for this purpose. After the lesson there are teachers notes and an example of a basic soundtrack added to the video and the children's scribed music.
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The Circus

The Circus

An opportunity to hear ( embedded files ) the barrel organ playing melodies we associate with the circus. Plenty of opportunity to move to the music. The file lends itself to adaptation but you will lose sound if you delete the slide with sound on. The modern version of Nelly the elephant-is included The PowerPoint is a stimulus to creating music and moving. Elephant poem and a worksheet for an information text about the circus. Would appreciate feed back. The Moscow state circus PPT contains maps, information and images from a geographical point of view. Feedback appreciated
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Australia, myths,songs and music

Australia, myths,songs and music

There are more than a few lessons here! Use videos in conjunction with the PowerPoint. Recognize the features of music from different cultures Become familiar with the location Become familiar with the people Recognize the importance of myth, song and music Respond to the music Link to YouTube is for full length original versions of The Countdown kids and Waltzing Matilda. The rainbow Serpent and The Aborigines
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Jingle Bells . video,  mp3s  vocals and backing,  notation,  chords, chime bar parts

Jingle Bells . video, mp3s vocals and backing, notation, chords, chime bar parts

The song Jingle Bells for non specialists and specialists . Key stage 1 and 2 • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory • use and understand staff and other musical notations • develop an understanding of the history of music. ( See the last part of the video) Differentiation - 1 Use the video as a song only 2 Use only the first few bars of the accompaniment 3 Add 4 note accompaniment in chorus 4 Add more notes in the verse
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Halloween Party. Song with percussion parts. Non-specialist and specialist.

Halloween Party. Song with percussion parts. Non-specialist and specialist.

The Halloween Party. Song with percussion parts. Non-specialist and specialist. This easy to learn song has a catchy chorus and is a lovely activity to use at the end of your Halloween day or it can be used over a few weeks to teach simple percussion parts. The percussion parts are graded in difficulty so there is something for everyone. In the teaching guide, there are audio examples of the percussion to help children play” by ear”. Opportunities for movement. 1. An animated video of the song 2.A teaching guide to the percussion parts with audio PPT 3. Separate lyrics 4. Notation – lead line -guitar- 5. Notation for the percussion 6. Notation for the xylophone 7.Notation – lead line -guitar- Sibelius 8. Notation for the percussion Sibelius 9. Notation for the xylophone Sibelius 10. Halloween song vocals MP3 11. Halloween backing and percussion 12. Halloween lead line and piano 13. Index to resources
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St Andrew's day. Assembly for key stage 2

St Andrew's day. Assembly for key stage 2

The resource opens with the music Speed bonny boat as the children enter assembly. Note in order for the music to work,the PowerPoint must be in Slide mode (fully open) The PowerPoint then asks children various questions about Scotland, A video is available for downloads if your school has not got access to YouTube .Web-links are to original sources
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Mary and the angel. Modern carol about the Annunciation. Teaching guides

Mary and the angel. Modern carol about the Annunciation. Teaching guides

I wrote this carol because I couldn’t find many suitable carols about the Annunciation. It’s useful if you are doing a Nativity Reading. There is a guide to use 3 notes on the chime bars (or glockenspiel if you haven’t got an Eb) Resources 1 Mary and the angel video 2 Mary and the angel lyrics 3 Mary and the angel vocals 4 Mary and the angel backing track 5 Mary and the angel. How to play some notes 6 Mary and angel melody and guitar 7 As above in Sibelius 8 Mary and the angel resources list.
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Songs and carols for Christmas. Easy child friendly accompaniments.

Songs and carols for Christmas. Easy child friendly accompaniments.

A collection of new and old songs for Christmas 1. Mary had a baby 2. Celebrate 3. Santa's fallen off his sleigh 4. We wish you a merry Christmas 5. Hey Father Christmas 6. Mary and the angel.A new carol Many of the songs have accompaniments for the children to play. All have video.
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The Celts Write your own rap

The Celts Write your own rap

Write your own Celtic rap as inspired by the BBC’s horrible histories. Worksheet and video Lyrics for the rap with sound bites to aid learning. Finding suitable tempo. Listed Learning objectives I have included the video as some schools are not allowed to access You Tube.The web-link is to the original source
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We wish you a merry Christmas Song with lessons for Non- specialist and music teachers. Multi media

We wish you a merry Christmas Song with lessons for Non- specialist and music teachers. Multi media

A folk version of the Christmas song. There are PowerPoints to facilitate the learning of simple percussion parts. There are questions to develop listening skills and note reading. You can either perform the song in unison or play an accompaniment. This can be extended to a simple harmony and a counter melody. Resources include. 1. PPT Introduction – history of the song 2. PPT of the completed song 3. PPT teaching the accompaniments of the song with sound bytes. 4. Lyrics of the song 5. Video of the song 6. Mp3 vocals of the song 7. Mp3 backing with counter melody 8. Mp3 backing without percussion instruments 9. Notation melody 10. Notation chime bars 11. Notation counter melody Mu2/1.1 play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression Mu2/1.3 listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory Mu2/1.4 use and understand staff and other musical notations Mu2/1.6 develop an understanding of the history of music.
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Special music. God save the queen

Special music. God save the queen

The interactive whiteboard resource is for key stage 1 and the PowerPoint for key stage 2. Both explore what an anthem is and when it is used. There is also a copy of the music for treble clef instruments and tablature for ocarinas. The original video is on the website indicated The flp file is quite old and I have had one person unable to open it. If this is the case, I have a resource entitled 'Then and now . Music and history for the Jubilee' You could try that instead.
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