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Welcome to music      

This week we will be thinking about:

  • Listening to music and the various emotions it can evoke.

(reminds us of a feeling or memory)

  • Practicing our skills with the rhythms using 'ta', 'ti-ti' and 'rest'
  • Compose and perform our own ta and ti-ti 4 beat rhythms.
  • Developing an understanding of tempo.


 Listen and Appraise


What instruments do you hear?

How does this make you feel?

What is the tempo of this music? - (fast or slow?)

What are the dynamics of this music? - (loud or soft)

What is the pitch of the music? - (high or low)

Did you like it? - (explain your reason why?)

(Remember you don't have to like the same type of music as your friend)

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Cast Sing "Star Wars" Medley (A Cappella)

Did you spot that there were

All the instrument sounds are actually the singers voice. This is called acapella where voices are used to imitate the sounds of musical instruments.

 ta, ta, ti-ti, ta rhythms!


Last week we were learning about these rhythms with Mrs Durrant - rhymes with currant. Let's have a quick practice clapping some of these rhythms and looking carefully at the written symbols instead of the lego bricks.


What does a rest look like?

We have seen a rest look like:  or as an empty lego space but a lot of the time you will see them looking like this . This is a rest/pause the length of 1 beat it should be treated in the same way as you would an empty lego space or the  rest.


Rhythm Practice: (Stick Notation with Voice)

 Compose your own rhythm!


Using the ta, and ti-ti symbols have a go at writing your own 4 beat rhythm just like we've been practicing with Mrs Durrant.

You will have your own 4 beat grid. Using the symbols for
ta  and ti-ti  , what sound pattern or 4 beat rhythm
will you create?

Remember: only one ta or ti-ti can go in each box.


Here's an example of how yours could look.

How does it sound?
Take it in turns to share and clap out your rhythms 


 Let's Play a Tempo Game


What is tempo?



Tempo is the speed of the beat in a piece of music. The faster the beat, the faster the music. The slower the beat, the slower the music.


Let's play a game using tempo with our friend Miss Bliss.

CAN YOU BEAT ME? Sevens Body Percussion Game // Music with Miss Bliss

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