Monthly Archives: October 2011

Issue 7: Welcome to The Music Jungle

Another week in the jungle!   I have included the first of a series of articles on composition and reading music, an adventurous “spur-of-the-moment” lesson that I really enjoyed from last term, and my current favourite music quote.  Have a good … Continue reading

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Issue 7: Reading and Composing Music – Rhythm

The easiest way of finding out if the children can read music is to get them to write it.  It doesn’t take long to teach children to understand the basics of rhythm notation; a handful of flash cards and you … Continue reading

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Issue 7: Class music – keystage 1 – Castles

“Our topic this week is castles – can you do something about castles in music this afternoon?”  Umm; I am completely out of ideas for songs about castles; the only music I can think of is “The Old Castle” from pictures … Continue reading

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Issue 7: What is a Composer?

“A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules.” FRANK ZAPPA (1940 – 1993)

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