In this lesson, we will introduce rhythm notation, including crotchets, quavers and their equivalent rests. We will explore how to perform and build rhythms before performing and composing your own rhythm grids.
Unit Overview: Stomp and Sing
In this lesson, we will introduce the basic skills and features of beatboxing, exploring the bass, hi-hat and snare sounds in different patterns. The lesson also explores how compositions and performances can be structured.
In this lesson, we will explore the vocal range from soprano to bass. We will learn how to sing part of an a cappella song and perform it with a body percussion accompaniment.
In this lesson, we will explore how to communicate a song using a variety of expressions, including dynamics and articulation. We will also compose our own verse and perform our version of an a capella song with body percussion accompaniment.
In this lesson, we will explore how to create lots of different body percussion sounds, and compose and perform our own body percussion section.
In this lesson, we will explore how the composer Anna Meredith uses the body as an instrument. We will create our own body percussion composition and explore a variety of ways to perform it.
In this lesson, we will recap basic rhythm notation and a 4/4 time signature. We will compose a body percussion piece which includes an intro, body groove, vocal groove and outro.
In this lesson, we will learn how to sing a song in a different language using 'Elefantea Nun Da' as inspiration. We will also recap how to use our bodies as an instrument in an accompaniment to the song.
In this lesson, we will learn what harmony is and sing the harmony line of 'Elefantea Nun Da'. We will also compose our own vocal percussion part, before a final performance!
In this lesson, we will explore South African gumboot dancing. We will also compose and perform our own gumboot dance.
In this lesson, we will explore how to create a structured composition, develop rhythms using repetition, ostinato and contrast. We will also use key notation: semiquavers, minims and semibreves.
In this lesson, we will explore how we can develop musical ideas, and structure them into a rhythmic composition. We will also use dotted rhythms.
In this lesson, we will explore ostinatos, layering of musical ideas, polyrhythms and more complex time signatures.