9-7-20 Explore music and the seasons with Vivaldi
Antonio Vivaldi wrote The Four Seasons during the early Classical period.
It has four movements:
Each movement sounds different and represents the season it is named after.
For example, ‘Spring’ is full of energy, whereas ‘Winter’ sounds harsh and is in a minor key.
Watch the film in the link below, the music of Vivaldi inspires
the Thunder Jam group to draw what they hear.
When we listen to music, we often see pictures in our imaginations - the music might make us think of a place, or a character or maybe each sound has its own shape.
Have a listen to the clips on the link below and draw or
paint whatever you see in your imagination:
What can you see?
What colours are you going to use?
What does the music make you think of?
Keep on listening to the clips while you create your masterpiece!
Now it’s time to get moving!
The pulse is the heartbeat of the music - the thing that makes you want to move your feet, clap your hands, jump up and down, and dance!
Listen to the music again (from link above) and move along to it:
Does the music make you move slowly?
Or are you moving very quickly?
Are you bouncing about like the bounciest rabbit?
Are you moving smoothly like falling snow?
Are you up high on your tiptoes or crouching low to the ground?
Let’s be sound detectives - a sound detective is someone who searches for sounds!
Think about all the things you can see in ‘Spring’ or ‘Winter’ -
you could make a list of three or four things -
then go searching around your home or your classroom for all these sounds.
Here are some examples of the sounds you might find:
Write down all of the sounds you find.
12-6-20 One moment, one people song
A song about togetherness and looking out for each other. It's about, no matter how different we might feel, and how on your own you might feel, we are all in it together as one human race.
Join in with Beccy Owen as she teaches you the song and then when you feel confident then sing a long karaoke style.
Shake my Sillies Out -Song
Sing and move along with as Beccy Owen teaches you this song.
Meet Bobby too.
Baby Beluga - Song
A song about a little white whale and feeling secure.
Charlotte Law teaches us how to sing this song.
Now you are an expert try singing along with videos below.
The first one is Karaoke style and the second one has some beautiful photographs of the Beluga whale.
Make your own musical instruments and then play them.
Take part in the BBC Bitesize lesson and then look at the ideas for making musical instruments.
You could also watch Myleene Klass making instruments in her kitchen with her daughters.
Have fun and don't forget to send me in your pictures and maybe even a video of the sound your musical instrument makes when you play it.
Chrome Music Lab
Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired, and is something we all have in common.
So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, Out of the Ark are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. Every week for the next few weeks they will continue to add songs and resources.
Myleene Klass shows us how she got her children interested in music and is posting youtube clips intoducing children to different musical elements.