Music Home Learning 5 – 1 June

Instrument Quiz

Music Home Learning 4 – 25 May

Music Home Learning 3 – download sheet here

Music Home Learning 2 – download sheet here.

Body Percussion

Primary 3 & Primary 4

WALT: keep a steady pulse, create rhythms using our bodies & have fun exploring music.

The Radetzky March by Johann Strauss

Johann Strauss was an Austrian composer from the 19th century.  The Radetzky March is one of his most famous pieces.   Why not try the body percussion suggestions in this video?  Have fun, try to keep in time to the beat.  Don’t worry if you make mistakes, just have a laugh.  Music should always be fun. πŸ™‚

YouTube Video: Musicograma de la Marxa de Radetzky – Johann Strauss

If you liked the tune and enjoyed practising body percussion along to it, you could watch an orchestra playing the Radetzky March.

Some questions to think about as you watch and listen to the orchestra:

  • How many instruments can you see or hear?
  • How many people do you think are playing in the orchestra?
  • What is your favourite instrument and why?
  • How does the music make you feel?

YouTube Video: BBC National Orchestra of Wales – Radetzky March

Primary 5, 6 & 7

WALT: keep a steady pulse and create a rhythmic sequence using body percussion.

Perhaps you could try this video with a family member for fun.

YouTube Video: Body Percussion_Warm Up #12

Before trying the video, you could teach a family member the 1, 2, 3 partner game that we tried in class. You say β€œ1”, then your partner says β€œ2” then you say β€œ3” then your partner says β€œ1” and so on. 

Once you can do this smoothly, keeping a steady pulse, try doing a clap, click or stamp instead of saying β€œ2”.

For an extra challenge you could try counting up to 5 instead of 3, then swap numbers 3 and 5 for a body percussion action of your choice.