What instruments do you hear?
How does this make you feel?
What is the tempo of this music? (Is it fast or slow?)
Today we are going to be exploring instruments and the sounds they make.
In the centre of the room is a parachute filled with instruments.
Have the children sit around the edge of the parachute
(not touching the instruments - yet!)
Only two children to each coloured section.
Introduce all the instruments. There are labels on each section to help you.
Introduce hand signals to help control the noise level.
Ensure the children know not to touch the instruments when they should be listening to your instructions.
note to TA - Everything on a coloured section is identical on the opposite matching colour of the parachute. (e.g. blue - hand drum and claves)
Invite the children to play the instrument - yes this will be loud!!
"These instruments can be tapped, scraped or shaken. How do you think the instrument in front of you should be played?"
Explore the volume/dynamics
"how quiet can you play the instrument?"
Explore the tempo
"can you play it slow/fast?"
"which sounds better?"
Explore the instruments again. Continue this until all the children have moved around half of the circle.
(They will have tried every instrument on the parachute by the end of the lesson)
Please leave the instruments neatly on the parachute
for the next class.
If you have time for assembly songs, follow the link below.
We have lots of favourite songs we like to sing during our school assemblies. Let's have a practice with one of these.
Follow the link below and choose a brand new one to learn today. If you have time you can also practice one or two of the songs you have already learnt.