01392 461 288

Log in
A+ A A-

Items filtered by date: December 2013

Spring of Soul

  • Published in Music

thumb GenreHeader-Soul

 

What is 'soul music'?

  • Soul music began in the 1950s.

  • It is the result of gospel music and rhythm and blues (R'n'B) being combined.

  • It often has a solo man or woman singing, with a backing group or choir, who echo or respond to the singer.
  • Soul bands often contain guitars, bass guitars, drums, keyboards and a horn section, such as trumpets, trombones and saxaphones.

  • Soul music has words about love, relationships, family, life, and feelings - it is about 'testifying' how you feel!

  • The music often has bold rhythms, with hand claps and bold dance moves.

  • It is thought of as helping to bridge the divide between back and white people's rights in America in the 1960s.
  • Soul music is still very much alive and growing today, with modern writers and singers!

 

Find out More...

These links are to other websites that have useful information. However, as they are beyond our control we can not vouch for their ongoing suitability:

Listen at Home...

These links are also to other websites beyond our control - soul music is about real life, and so sometimes singers lyrics are not appropriate for ks1-2 audiences. Care should be taken when sharing music together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go To > Previous Terms' Choices (None yet)

MusicHome-Classroom

MusicHome-Clubs

MusicHome-Performing

MusicHome-Instrumental

MusicHome-Home

Read more...

Supporting Music at Home

  • Published in Music

MusicHome-HomeThere are many ways that you can support your child's learning in music when at home.

Below right you will find web links, recommended software and apps and general notes that you may find helpful when enjoying discussing, making and listening to music at home.

You can also see what is happening in your child's class, and follow some related activities to enjoy together.

 

Class Projects (Spring):

Foundation -

 

Year 1 -

 

Year 2 -

 

Year 3 -

 

Year 4 -

 

Year 5 -

 

Year 6 -

 

Choirs and Clubs:

To be confirmed.

 

 

 

 

Whole School Projects: Termly Genre Choice...

This term we are having a 'Summer of Rock' - what can you find out about rock music and it's origins?

 Supporting School Work with Music Technology:

Here are some cost effective, or free solutions to supporting your child's music making at home, that are also used in school. There are also links to the more professional software the children experience as they move up the school.

Organising and writing down my musical ideas (Sequencing and notation writing systems)

iPad Apps...

Isle of Tune - Draw maps and roads, which play rhythm patterns as the cars pass trees, street lights and houses.

Soundrop - great fun rhythm game. Highly addictive at every age! FREE

Beatwave - organise notes into repeating patterns of rhythm and melody. Build 4 layers of sound. Enormous potential but quick to begin learning. FREE

GarageBand - A wide range of uses and many ways to start making your own music. A large library of sounds introduces children to music making at a slightly higher level. About £8

Symphonix Evolution - Very clear notation writing tool, including drum patterns. It plays back all your ideas and allows even beginners to try out their thoughts and make corrections easily. About £9

PC Software...

Finale Notepad - Fantastic FREE version of the professional notation writing programme, Finale. Excellent, easy to learn tool for KS mainly, which grows with the child's understanding as they wish to achieve more. FREE

eJay - Our first route into sequencing is often one of the 'eJay' series. These can be found cheaply online or in software shops now and are an entertaining and enjoyable route into 'properly' organising our ideas.

Sony ACID Music Studio - Fully featured sequencing (organising) tool for KS2 pupils and beyond. Not cheap at approximately £50 but is now used throughout KS2 to support the pupil's composing and arranging of musical ideas.

 

 

MusicHome-Classroom

MusicHome-Clubs

MusicHome-Performing

MusicHome-Instrumental

MusicHome-Home

 

Read more...

Instrumental Lessons

  • Published in Music

MusicHome-InstrumentalOpportunities are available for pupils to study a number of musical instruments in a 1:1 individual lesson or in small groups of up to three children. We have a purpose-kited music room which is used by our specialist instrumental teachers each week to deliver high quality lessons.

 

 

 

The children will need a musical instrument (apart from Piano, keyboard and Drum lessons).  If you do not have an instrument then these can be hired from Devon Music Services. Please visit the links below for more

information:Instrument Hire Form 2013-14 (pdf)

Or you can complete the online form,

at http://www.educationdevon.org/forms/music/  

   Currently, pupils are able to learn:
  • Trumpet / Cornet
  • Trombone
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Drums (Kit)

 

 

 

 

MusicHome-Classroom

MusicHome-Clubs

MusicHome-Performing

MusicHome-Instrumental

MusicHome-Home

Read more...

Performance Opportunities

  • Published in Music

MusicHome-PerformingWe strive to offer our pupils opportunities to build in confidence and ability by sharing and performing to first each other and then our wider school family. Our various musical clubs and choir groups have a number of performances throughout the year, as well as mini-concerts organised by our peripatetic (instrument) teachers, and upcoming 'Cafe' Performances.

 

 

 

Chamber Choir Dates

Under review...

 

Key Stage 2 Choir

Under review...

 

Key Stage 1 Choir

Under review...

 

Staff Choir

Under review...

 

Taiko Drumming Group

Under review...

 

Samba Band

Under review...

Upcoming 'Cafe Performances'

This term will see a number of mini-concerts in the cafe, to share the achievements of our pupils, music instrument learners and choirs and clubs. Look out for more information during February...

 

February

.

.

 

March

.

.

 

April

.

.

 

May

.

.

 

June

.

.

 

July

.

.

 

MusicHome-Classroom

MusicHome-Clubs

MusicHome-Performing

MusicHome-Instrumental

MusicHome-Home

Read more...

Music Clubs

  • Published in Music

After School Clubs

 

  • Chamber Choir
  • Taiko (Japanese) Drumming

 

Lunchtime / During Day Clubs

 

  • Recorder Club
  • Samba Band
  • Key Stage 1 Choir
  • Key Stage 2 Choir

 

 

 

MusicHome-ClubsThroughout the academic year the school curriculum is enhanced with a number of music based clubs and projects which the children may attend. These are intended to build on the classroom experiences of the children, but also provide new opportunities that may not be practical in a normal class lesson. Clubs and groups include a range of melody (solo) instruments, as well as chordal and percussion (drums!), including a samba band and taiko drumming group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MusicHome-Classroom

MusicHome-Clubs

MusicHome-Performing

MusicHome-Instrumental

MusicHome-Home

Read more...

Music in the Curriculum

  • Published in Music

 

MusicHome-ClassroomClassroom music in school provides opportunities for the children to experience musical learning as well as playing a range of instruments, in a safe, familiar context.

We strive to scaffold the children whilst challenging them tobecome confident to compose their own musical ideas and pieces, and record their compositions

Throughout the school anm appropriate range of notation, pictures, graphics and technology support the children's music making.

As the children progress up the school their understanding and experience of instruments is developed through a carefully chosen range of melody, chordal and percussive, and music technology projects.

Singing is an integral part of school life, and learning about music, throughout the school.

We aim to foster the children's love of, and enjoyment of music, whilst helping them to achieve skills and creations of which they can be truly proud.

You can find out more about what is currently going on by visiting the various music pages here:

MusicHome-Classroom

MusicHome-Clubs

MusicHome-Performing

MusicHome-Instrumental

MusicHome-Home

 

 

 

Read more...

Choirs

Having met weekly, the KS1 and KS2 choirs are looking forward to sharing their growing repertoire publicly before Christmas. Last week the chamber choir enjoyed their first chance to perform publicly this year, with two evening concerts in the beautiful and atmospheric music room at Killerton House. Audiences experienced an entertaining mix of modern pop songs, traditional choral music and African folk song. The pupils were rewarded for all their hard work, by the enthusiastic responses of their audiences. Following this, their first studio recording of the year, 'Rule The World' may soon be available.

Read more...

Year Three Brass

The year threes have now had over half a term of weekly brass lessons, and have worked hard to master a number of pieces, from rock anthems to traditional orchestral standards. Playing a range of trumpets, trombones and baritones, the children have developed from playing single melodies together, to begin playing rounds and now pieces in two, three and four different parts. The challenges of beginning to read musical notation and working as a team have caused some frustration along the way, but as they persevere they are finding real satisfaction in the hard-earned skills they now have. As December approaches, their repertoire now turns to carols, and hopefully some opportunities to share what they can do.

Read more...

Drum Club

The members of drum club are very excited about the impending arrival of the school's new taiko drum set, which promises to be an exciting step forward in their music making together. So far this term the club have been using a set if African djembe drums to compose rhythmic pieces, accompany songs and build their skills through rhythm games and challenges.

 

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed