Category Archives: Olympics

Issue 37 Improvisation – Olympic Sports

Try creating musical sequences which describe different sports. You can use vocal sounds, body percussion, school percussion, or whatever instruments you are teaching. Here are some ideas; For example; rapid sounds on a woodblock – running rubbing your hand across … Continue reading

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Issue 36: National Anthems for Olympic Celebrations

You may find this site useful – I’ve made a brief foray, and discovered that you can play the National Anthems of loads and loads of different countries (I was listening to the anthem for Tuvalu as I typed this). It … Continue reading

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Issue 35: Aesop’s Fables

Many schools are studying Ancient Greeks this term, as a link to the Olympic Games. I have always found this a fairly tricky topic to follow in music, but it ocurred to me that Aesop’s fables might prove a useful … Continue reading

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Issue 33: Music in 5/4 time

With the Olympic Games looming large in my planning for the Summer Term’s lessons, my thoughts have turned to all things involving “5” for inspiration. So, to start off, here are some suggestions for music to listen to, which all … Continue reading

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