Tag Archives: Chinese New Year

Issue 75: Chinese New Year

I’ve been asked to include the topic “Chinese New Year” in the next two weeks of music lessons for keystage 1. Here are some resources from the British Council website http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/search/apachesolr_search/chinese%20new%20year Well worth checking out. I shall, of course, include … Continue reading

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Issue 22: The Great Wall of China

A lesson I taught last year…. If I was an organised, thinking-ahead sort of person, I would have planned suitable lessons for Chinese New Year well in advance, and have a selection of suitable resources all ready. However, I am … Continue reading

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Issue 21: Two not-so-Chinese Tigers

Last year, while searching for Chinese children’s songs on the site www.mamalisa.com, I came across this “traditional chinese playground song” http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=822&c=11 If you follow the link, you will find yourself listening to a song about two tigers, one with only … Continue reading

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Issue 20: Internet resources for Chinese New Year, Monday 23rd January

Happy New Year! And in just a couple of weeks, Happy Chinese New Year! This year will the the year of the dragon which will give plenty of scope for exciting and colourful activities. A quick search on YouTube will … Continue reading

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Issue 20: Composing using Pentatonic Scales

Pentatonic scales are used in music all over the world. They are scales that use just five (penta) different notes (tones). The scale that sounds most familiar uses the first, second, third, fifth and sixth notes of the scale; do, re, mi, soh … Continue reading

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