Keep an eye out for new documents for practicing the ukulele, piano and guitar. I'll also put some links to music apps, games and cool music. Happy music making! Mr Bradley.
23/03/20 Here is the first tune for you to try if you have a ukulele.
24/03/20 Here is the warm up to get your fingers moving across all the strings.
25/03/20 Here is our own dinosaur song to go with the videos for today.
27/03/20 Here's the music for today's music video link. You can play just the melody or add the harmony part as well. Can you sing and play together?
30/03/20 Here are the melody and the full lyrics for Everyday People.
As we say at Birchfields; 'Everyone is different but we are all equal'.
31/03/20 Two songs today for our friends in Reception.
I have added some extra lyrics to the first song. Can you learn these as well?
The second song uses words from a lovely book called 'The Something' by Rebecca Cobb.
01/04/20 A fun song today about food. Even though it's a bit silly the song is a useful reminder about eating healthily. Can you make up anothe verse using a different vegetable?
02/04/20 Having seen a lovely video on the school Twitter of a pupil playing the guitar I thought I'd add some sheets to help everyone who has a guitar at home. Try to practice a little bit on most days and you'll find you get better very quickly.
When you're reading the guitar music (we call it TAB) remember that the horizontal lines represent the strings and the vertical lines are the frets. Your fingers go inbetween the frets.
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23/03/20 Music app of the week:
You can find this on the App Store. Use it to create your own backing tracks. Try changing the track while it's playing.
23/03/20 Music video of the day:
This is called 'Spring' from 'The Four Seasons' by an Italian composer called Vivaldi.
This performance is by a violinist called Nigel Kennedy.
Vivaldi wrote music to go with a set of poems. The Spring poem goes:
Springtime is upon us.
The birds celebrate her return with festive song,
and murmuring streams are
softly caressed by the breezes.
Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar,
casting their dark mantle over heaven,
Then they die away to silence,
and the birds take up their charming songs once more
Can you hear how the music matches the words? 24/03/20 Music video of the day:
Today's video is a bit of fun. Lots of you have seen this before and enjoy watching it.
It mixes a piece for the cello written by our composer from yesterday, Vivaldi, with a song called Thunderstruck by a rock band called AC/DC. I hope it makes you smile!
25/03/20 Music video of the day:
Here's two videos that we've watched in class when our project was Dinosaurs.
Can you learn the chorus for both songs?
Which dinosaur would you be?
26/03/20 Music video of the day:
This is a bright and breezy cover version of a brilliant pop song.
We look at this video when we do our string lessons in class. It's a tune that's really easy to dance to - go on, give it a try!
27/03/20 Website link of the week:
Here's a link to the Out of The Ark website. They make lots of great resources,especially songs - we use them in school. Go to the website and click on the link to 'free resources'. We've also put the link on the school app. Have a good explore!
27/03/20 Music video of the weekend:
This is one of our songs about the school Values that will keep you singing all weekend. I've posted the music for those of you who have a keyboard or piano at home. Can you learn all of the sign language too?
30/03/20 Music video of the day:
Good morning everyone. Today's song is another one that we've used as a Values song. Everyone is key stage 2 learnt this back in the autumn so see if you can still remember it. The lyrics and the melody are in the column on the left.
30/03/20 Music app of the week:
Many of you will already have this on your Apple tablet but this message might remind you to have a go at using it!
31/03/20 Music video of the day:
To go with the two Reception songs for today, here's John Denver and the Muppets singing about the garden.
01/04/20 Music video of the day:
Here's a funny but moving little piece of music for April Fools' Day that tells the story of Tubby the Tuba.
02/04/20 Music video of the day:
An inspiring guitar video today from a little girl. It shows how she has progressed as she's grown older and what you can achieve over time with lots of practice.
03/04/20 Music videos of the weekend:
Here are some videos to keep you busy over the weekend.
The first is just lovely. In it, a little girl is playing the ukulele and singing a song by Elvis Presley - do you remember the big Elvis poster in my classroom?
On her ukulele is a capo (the metal clamp on the strings). This is used to make the pitch of the strings higher, which then makes it easier for her to sing the song.
The second video is much longer. It is called 'The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra' and shows us the four families of instruments in turn. It's a great way to get to know all of the different instruments and the sounds they make. The lady talking also helps to identify them all.
The original music for the piece was written by a very famous English composer called Henry Purcell. His tune can be found on this web page from the BBC:
There are lots of terrific videos on this page. Perhaps you'll have time to look at a few of them.