Our teacher, has been helping us learn to play some very basic tunes on the piano. Some of us have been doing really well. Maebh and Rebecca also showed off their wonderful talents to us with a few tunes! Well done ladies!
We have been learning about RONDO form in music. We listened to this piece of music by Zoltan Kodaly. It tells the story of a Hungarian man Hary Janos who went to Austria. He loved to watch the clock in the town square chime and see the marching soldiers upon each hour. This piece of music is telling the story- can you identify the bells? Can how hear the marching soldiers?
Click on this link for some more activity sheets about the song that you can complete while listening to the piece.
This week, we continued to explore 'Night Music'. Our focus was on lullabies- we said that adults often sing lullabies to children at night to help them drift off to sleep. We thought the music sounded 'soft' and 'calm'. We explored the long and short notes that appear in the song. We also clapped the rhythm.
Here are the lyrics to the song :
This year we are very lucky to have a piano in our classroom.
We are hoping to do lots of singing this year.
We started off this week by learning all about 'Sea Shanties'. These are songs that sailors sang when they were away at sea.
This week we learned 'The Rio Grande'.