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49/100 “Listen and Copy”

Just about all class music lessons involve “listen and copy”. It is such a basic process for teaching pitch, rhythm, indeed, any kind of music that I am going to blog about it. Why? It sounds so simple – the … Continue reading

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Monday 11th May – ELEVENSES

yum yum; like Winnie the Pooh (the original, not the Disney version of course!) I do like a little smackeral of something in the middle of the morning. But this is not a post about cake or biscuits. This is … Continue reading

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Issue 129: Listen and run

You need to consider how many children, and how much space you have, before you embark on the fully physical version of this game. I’m currently using it at a music club,¬†with about 15 Keystage 1 children (aged 5-6 years), … Continue reading

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Issue 86: Music Conference 2013: Body Percussion Game

Here’s a great idea for getting a class to be focussed and awake! I have taken the idea from part of a workshop on percussion skills lead by an Advanced Skills teacher. It is simplicity itself, and here’s how it … Continue reading

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Issue 31: The Magic Swamp

This game is popular with all primary school classes; make the story more or less¬†gruesome according to age. You need a small glockenspiel or similar, and a way to prevent the children actually seeing the note you are playing. Line … Continue reading

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