This month we have been learning all about pitch . We have used our ears to see if we could listen and identify if a note was higher or lower than an other .
This week we put our ears to the test by listening to a piece of music from a musical film
”The King and I”. The piece was called “Getting to know you”. We had to listen to see if we could clap the beat/rhythm , could we identify the tempo , could we hear any instruments and we discussed what is meant by verse/chorus. We learned that your voice is an instrument! You can listen again to the piece by clicking the link below.
This week we used the well known band ‘ABBA” to explore the concept of beat. We clapped and tapped to count 4 beats in a bar. We also explored the different instruments recognising that voice is also an instrument. We used some very well known songs to help ,Waterloo, Mamma Mia and Chiquita. We had great fun!
This week we have been learning about the speed of music . This is called the tempo. We listened to some classical pieces and had to decide if the tempo was fast or slow. Try the activity again here by clicking this link :