I hope you are all well and keeping safe. I have put together some music resources for you to try while you are at home. You might want to learn a new song, listen to different genres of music and be creative or even create your own music.
Listening and appraising music – BBC Ten Pieces
BBC Ten Pieces has home learning activities each week. It is an excellent site that has lots of different activities for you to try.
This week you can discover the music of Joseph Bologne, the first classical composer of African ancestry.
Previous week’s on Ten pieces at home have some excellent activities for you – just scroll down the page.
One of my favourites is week 7 – create an illustration inspired by Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’. Watch the video and then learn how to create an illustration whilst listening to the music.
One of the more practical music making lessons is week 8 – Mambo from Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’. Here you can listen to the beat of the music and recreate the rhythm by using kitchen utensils! Have fun!
Out of the Ark music has some great songs you can learn and join in with. I particularly like the ‘Just for fun songs’, where you can learn the song and this put some actions to the words. There are activities to accompany the songs too.
There are also more songs to learn on the ‘Sing Up’ site. If you don’t want to learn this week’s song, scroll down to find some others. You can view the words so you can join in.
There are lots of songs for younger children like ‘Shake my sillies out’ and ‘Wiggle jiggle’.
My favourite is ‘One moment, one place’
There are lots of apps you can use to create your own music using your computer or tablet.
Purple Mash – Purple Mash – Busy Beats
In Purple Mash, use the app ‘Busy Beats to create your own sequences. If you click on the video link first,
it will show you haw to create your own dance tune or chord sequence.
Other creative music apps can be found at Further music apps
Blue Peter Music Badge
If you enjoy music, you can get a Blue Peter Music badge by writing a little bit about what you enjoy about music, whether you play an instrument or enjoy singing or listening to music. Apply for the badge here Blue Peter Music Badge application
If you play an instrument at school, Sandwell music service have uploaded some videos for you so that you can continue to practise at home.
Have a look here Sandwell Music Service YouTube
Happy music making