Tag Archives: pitched percussion

Issue 103: Pitch – year 3/4

I have decided to spend the first half of term exploring pitch with my year 3 and 4 class (7 and 8 year-olds). The year 4s spent last year doing a Wider Opportunities Djembe programme, so didn’t have much time … Continue reading

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Issue 99: Pitched Percussion Samba

This year I will be teaching two samba classes with around children 40 in each group. So what! So the kits supplied to the schools will only have 32 instruments, and will need to be supplemented, so that everyone gets … Continue reading

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Issue 45: A Music lesson using The Shark Song

So, this may be a bit of cheat, making two posts out of one song – but here comes one of the most enjoyable music lessons ever; Having taught the shark song to everyone, you can now add instruments. Just fetch the entire … Continue reading

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Issue 40: Olympic and Jubilee Celebrations – The National Anthem

The school will be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee with a playground party and the singing of the National Anthem. That gave me an idea; Resources; Enough copies of the National Anthem sheet below; all the pitched percussion you can lay … Continue reading

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Issue 32: One-chord Songs

As a rookie guitar player, well, in public, that is, I thought I’d start simple, and work up. All the following songs can be accompanied with just one chord. This also gives some scope for getting groups of children to … Continue reading

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