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Music with Gordon 25 June: Primary

What to do today

Please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Not all of the activities are for everyone, so just do the ones you enjoy and as many times as you like.

Play along using any kind of instrument or use body percussion – clapping, tapping, clicking, stamping your feet.

Activities (links below)

  1. Hello Song
  2. Bounce and catch
  3. Bounce a favourite soft toy on a scarf as we sing Charlie Over the Ocean
  4. Sing and clap along to 123 Together and Hickory Dickory Dock
  5. Clap and join in with your own soft toy for Yoshi Whoops!
  6. Junk instruments: What can you find that sounds like rain?
  7. Sing along and join in with I Hear Thunder
  8. Sing along and join in with Rain Rain Go Away
  9. Jam along, sing and do the actions to Funga Alafia
  10. Time to move. Play the instruments along to the video or get up and dance as we revisit some songs from earlier in the year.
  11. Time to relax. Two relaxing pieces of music that we listened to earlier in the year
  12. Goodbye Song

Hello Song

It’s a time to settle down for some music and there are lots of ways to join in. Use it on its own or before doing another music activity.

  1. Join in and sing, clap, tap and move along to the song!
  2. Maybe you can try using your voice
  3. Sign hello
  4. Tap fast and slow
  5. Sign “Stop” at the end
  6. Have fun!

Words

Hello, hello
Very nice to see you
Hello hello,
How are you today?
Hello, hello
Very nice to see you
Hello hello,
How are you today?
We say “Hello”
We’re very pleased to see you
We say “Hello”

(can you say and sign hello?)

We say “Hello”
We’re very pleased to see you
We say “Hello”

(tap along with the music, sign “Stop” at the end)

More ideas with this video

  • If you can’t tap along, maybe a friend can tap your arm or foot for you so that you can feel the beat of the music.
  • Can you stamp your feet to the music? Can you tap your shoulders or your head? Move your fingers
  • Maybe try playing along with a shaker, or tap something that makes a sound that you like. A box of cereal?

Bounce and Catch

Sing and join in: Charlie Over the Ocean

Sing and clap: 123 Together

Sing and join in: Hickory Dickory Dock

Sing and join in: Yoshi Whoops!

What can you find that sounds like rain?

Sing and join in: I Hear Thunder

 

Sing and join in: Rain Rain Go Away

Clap and play along: Cho-co-la-te

Play and clap: Funga Alafia

Time to move around or play your instrument

Chill and relax

 

Goodbye Song

 

Music with Gordon 25 June: Secondary

What to do today

Please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Not all of the activities are for everyone, so just do the ones you enjoy and as many times as you like.

Play along using any kind of instrument or use body percussion – clapping, tapping, clicking, stamping your feet.

Activities (links below)

  1. Hello Song
  2. Bounce and catch
  3. Yoshi Whoops!. Watch the video first to see how to play the game. Then you can get a soft toy and instruments to join in.
  4. Instruments: What can you find that sounds like rain?
  5. The Rainstorm sound story: Copy the actions and sounds to tell the story of a rainstorm
  6. The Wind Blows East: Join in with the sounds and signs for this song. Also join in with the sounds and actions from the Rainstorm Sound Story, which go well with the song.
  7. Funga Alafia: Join in the actions, sing and play along.
  8. Karaoke Corner: A chance to revisit some of the songs we did earlier in the term
  9. Time to move. Dance to some of the music from earlier in the term
  10. Time to relax. Chill to some of the music from earlier in the term
  11. Goodbye Song

Hello Song

More ideas with this video

  • If you can’t tap along, maybe a friend can tap your arm or foot for you so that you can feel the beat of the music.
  • Can you stamp your feet to the music? Can you tap your shoulders or your head? Move your fingers
  • Maybe try playing along with a shaker, or tap something that makes a sound that you like. A box of cereal?

Bounce and Catch

Join in playing Yoshi Whoops!

 

What can you find that sounds like rain?

Copy and join in: The Rainstorm sound story

Sing, sign and clap: The Wind Blows East

Sing and join in: Funga Alafia

Karaoke Corner: Sing along

Time to move around or play your instrument

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

Music with Gordon June 22: Primary

What to do today

Please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Not all of the activities are for everyone, so just do the ones you enjoy and as many times as you like.

Play along using any kind of instrument or use body percussion – clapping, tapping, clicking, stamping your feet.

Activities (links below)

  1. Hello Song
  2. Bounce and catch
  3. Bounce a favourite soft toy on a scarf as we sing Charlie Over the Ocean
  4. Sing and clap along to 123 Together and Hickory Dickory Dock
  5. Clap and join in with your own soft toy for Yoshi Whoops!
  6. Sing along and join the actions to Five Buzzy Bees
  7. We All Went on Safari: Get an instrument and join in with counting the animals in this story set in Tanzania in West Africa.
  8. Jam along, sing and do the actions to Funga Alafia
  9. Time to move. Play the instruments along to the video or get up and dance as we revisit some songs from earlier in the year.
  10. Time to relax. Two relaxing pieces of music on the piano that we listened to earlier in the year
  11. Goodbye Song

Hello Song

It’s a time to settle down for some music and there are lots of ways to join in. Use it on its own or before doing another music activity.

  1. Join in and sing, clap, tap and move along to the song!
  2. Maybe you can try using your voice
  3. Sign hello
  4. Tap fast and slow
  5. Sign “Stop” at the end
  6. Have fun!

Words

Hello, hello
Very nice to see you
Hello hello,
How are you today?
Hello, hello
Very nice to see you
Hello hello,
How are you today?
We say “Hello”
We’re very pleased to see you
We say “Hello”

(can you say and sign hello?)

We say “Hello”
We’re very pleased to see you
We say “Hello”

(tap along with the music, sign “Stop” at the end)

More ideas with this video

  • If you can’t tap along, maybe a friend can tap your arm or foot for you so that you can feel the beat of the music.
  • Can you stamp your feet to the music? Can you tap your shoulders or your head? Move your fingers
  • Maybe try playing along with a shaker, or tap something that makes a sound that you like. A box of cereal?

Bounce and Catch

Sing and join in: Charlie Over the Ocean

Sing and clap: 123 Together

Sing and join in: Hickory Dickory Dock

Sing and join in: Yoshi Whoops!

Sing and join in: Five Buzzy Bees

 

Count and clap: We All Went on Safari

Play and clap: Funga Alafia

Time to move around or play your instrument

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

 

Music with Gordon 22 June: Secondary

What to do today

Please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Not all of the activities are for everyone, so just do the ones you enjoy and as many times as you like.

Play along using any kind of instrument or use body percussion – clapping, tapping, clicking, stamping your feet.

Activities (links below)

  1. Hello Song
  2. Bounce and catch
  3. Yoshi Whoops!. Watch the video first to see how to play the game. Then you can get a soft toy and instruments to join in.
  4. Instruments: What can you find that sounds like rain?
  5. The Rainstorm sound story: Copy the actions and sounds to tell the story of a rainstorm
  6. The Wind Blows East: Join in with the sounds and signs for this song. Also join in with the sounds and actions from the Rainstorm Sound Story, which go well with the song.
  7. Karaoke Corner: A chance to revisit some of the songs we did earlier in the term
  8. Time to move. Dance to some of the music from earlier in the term
  9. Time to relax. Chill to some of the music from earlier in the term
  10. Goodbye Song

Hello Song

More ideas with this video

  • If you can’t tap along, maybe a friend can tap your arm or foot for you so that you can feel the beat of the music.
  • Can you stamp your feet to the music? Can you tap your shoulders or your head? Move your fingers
  • Maybe try playing along with a shaker, or tap something that makes a sound that you like. A box of cereal?

Bounce and Catch

Join in playing Yoshi Whoops!

 

What can you find that sounds like rain?

Copy and join in: The Rainstorm sound story

Sing, sign and clap: The Wind Blows East

Karaoke Corner: Times Like These

Time to move around or play your instrument

Chill and relax

 

Goodbye Song

Music with Gordon 18 June: Secondary

What to do today

Please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Not all of the activities are for everyone, so just do the ones you enjoy and as many times as you like.

Play along using any kind of instrument or use body percussion – clapping, tapping, clicking, stamping your feet.

Activities (links below)

  1. Hello Song
  2. Bounce and catch
  3. Old King Glory. Watch the video first to see how to do it. Then you can get join in or else watch and sing.
  4. The Rainstorm sound story: Copy the actions and sounds to tell the story of a rainstorm
  5. The Wind Blows East: Join in with the sounds and signs for this song. Also join in with the sounds and actions from the Rainstorm Sound Story, which go well with the song.
  6. Karaoke Corner: Roar by Katy Perry. Look out for more Karaoke Songs in other blog posts. Have fun!
  7. Time to move. Play the instruments along to the video or get up and dance. If you like, get a scarf to play with. This week we have two songs. The first is a song about Portobello in Edinburgh by the Jennifer Ewan Band and has a relaxed summer feel. This week’s classic is Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones that was featured in an Austin Powers movie.
  8. Time to relax. This week we are listening to a song in Gaelic from the Western Isles of Scotland, a love song called Calum Sgaire, sung by Donnie Munro, who used to be in the band Runrig. Finally, a gentle piece on piano by classical/ jazz legend Keith Jarrett, who plays his version of I Loves You Porgy from Porgy and Bess by George and Ira Gershwin.
  9. Goodbye Song

Hello Song

More ideas with this video

  • If you can’t tap along, maybe a friend can tap your arm or foot for you so that you can feel the beat of the music.
  • Can you stamp your feet to the music? Can you tap your shoulders or your head? Move your fingers
  • Maybe try playing along with a shaker, or tap something that makes a sound that you like. A box of cereal?

Bounce and Catch

Old King Glory

What can you find that sounds like rain?

Copy and join in: The Rainstorm sound story

Sing, sign and clap: The Wind Blows East

Sing: Roar

Time to move around or play your instrument

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

Music with Gordon 18 June: Primary

What to do today

Please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Not all of the activities are for everyone, so just do the ones you enjoy and as many times as you like.

Play along using any kind of instrument or use body percussion – clapping, tapping, clicking, stamping your feet.

Activities (links below)

  1. Hello Song
  2. Bounce and catch
  3. Bounce a favourite soft toy on a scarf as we sing Charlie Over the Ocean
  4. Sing and clap along to 123 Together and Hickory Dickory Dock
  5. Clap and join in with your own soft toy for Yoshi Whoops!
  6. Sing along and join the actions to Five Buzzy Bees
  7. We All Went on Safari: Get an instrument and join in with counting the animals in this story set in Tanzania in West Africa.
  8. Jam along, sing and do the actions to Funga Alafia
  9. Time to move. Play the instruments along to the video or get up and dance as we revisit some songs from earlier in the year.
  10. Time to relax. Two relaxing pieces by Erik Satie that we listened to earlier in the year
  11. Goodbye Song

Hello Song

It’s a time to settle down for some music and there are lots of ways to join in. Use it on its own or before doing another music activity.

  1. Join in and sing, clap, tap and move along to the song!
  2. Maybe you can try using your voice
  3. Sign hello
  4. Tap fast and slow
  5. Sign “Stop” at the end
  6. Have fun!

Words

Hello, hello
Very nice to see you
Hello hello,
How are you today?
Hello, hello
Very nice to see you
Hello hello,
How are you today?
We say “Hello”
We’re very pleased to see you
We say “Hello”

(can you say and sign hello?)

We say “Hello”
We’re very pleased to see you
We say “Hello”

(tap along with the music, sign “Stop” at the end)

More ideas with this video

  • If you can’t tap along, maybe a friend can tap your arm or foot for you so that you can feel the beat of the music.
  • Can you stamp your feet to the music? Can you tap your shoulders or your head? Move your fingers
  • Maybe try playing along with a shaker, or tap something that makes a sound that you like. A box of cereal?

Bounce and Catch

Sing and join in: Charlie Over the Ocean

Sing and clap: 123 Together

Sing and join in: Hickory Dickory Dock

Sing and join in: Yoshi Whoops!

Sing and join in: Five Buzzy Bees

 

Count and clap: We All Went on Safari

Play and clap: Funga Alafia

Time to move around or play your instrument

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

 

Music with GarageBand keyboards

iPad music appsGarageBand is a powerful music making app that comes free for iPad or iPhone.

There are lots of areas to explore, from viartual instruments like guitar, keyboard, drums and orchestra.

Today I am going to show you how to some features for playing the keyboards.

  • Choose from a range of keyboards, not just piano
  • Set the music to be in a particular key — no bum notes! Lots of keys available, so try them out.
  • Use the arpeggiator to create dynamic cascading rhythms
  • There are lots of live effects possible – use the dials to change the sounds
  • Take turns with someone else adding in or changing the sounds one at a time.
  • As well as playing it live, you can record it and listen back later.
  • Use it as a soundtrack for a video.

Good for: This would be a good activity to create fun music to dance to or to create a party atmosphere and share with others. Or else try a more chilled sound with gentle sounds.

 

Music with Gordon 15 June: Primary

What to do today

Please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Not all of the activities are for everyone, so just do the ones you enjoy and as many times as you like.

Play along using any kind of instrument or use body percussion – clapping, tapping, clicking, stamping your feet.

Activities (links below)

  1. Hello Song
  2. Bounce and catch
  3. Sing and copy the actions for My Name is Pinocchio. Watch the video first to see how to do it. Then join in, tap arms and legs or watch and sing.
  4. Ricketty Ricketty Rocketty Horse. Get a teddy bear or favourite soft toy to bounce on your knee for this song. Maybe a grown-up will bounce you on their knee.
  5. We All Went on Safari: Get an instrument and join in with counting the animals in this story set in Tanzania in West Africa.
  6. Time to move. Play the instruments along to the video or get up and dance. If you like, get a scarf to play with. This week we have two songs. The first is a song about Portobello in Edinburgh by the Jennifer Ewan Band and has a relaxed summer feel. This week’s classic is Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones that was featured in an Austin Powers movie.
  7. Time to relax. This week we are listening to a song in Gaelic from the Western Isles of Scotland, a love song called Calum Sgaire, sung by Donnie Munro, who used to be in the band Runrig. Finally, a gentle piece on piano by classical/ jazz legend Keith Jarrett, who plays his version of I Loves You Porgy from Porgy and Bess by George and Ira Gershwin.
  8. Goodbye Song

Hello Song

It’s a time to settle down for some music and there are lots of ways to join in. Use it on its own or before doing another music activity.

  1. Join in and sing, clap, tap and move along to the song!
  2. Maybe you can try using your voice
  3. Sign hello
  4. Tap fast and slow
  5. Sign “Stop” at the end
  6. Have fun!

Words

Hello, hello
Very nice to see you
Hello hello,
How are you today?
Hello, hello
Very nice to see you
Hello hello,
How are you today?
We say “Hello”
We’re very pleased to see you
We say “Hello”

(can you say and sign hello?)

We say “Hello”
We’re very pleased to see you
We say “Hello”

(tap along with the music, sign “Stop” at the end)

More ideas with this video

  • If you can’t tap along, maybe a friend can tap your arm or foot for you so that you can feel the beat of the music.
  • Can you stamp your feet to the music? Can you tap your shoulders or your head? Move your fingers
  • Maybe try playing along with a shaker, or tap something that makes a sound that you like. A box of cereal?

Bounce and Catch

Sing and join in: My Name is Pinocchio

Sing and join in: Ricketty Ricketty Rocketty Horse

Count and clap: We All Went on Safari

 

 

Time to move around or play your instrument

 

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

 

Music with Gordon 15 June: Secondary

What to do today

Please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Not all of the activities are for everyone, so just do the ones you enjoy and as many times as you like.

Play along using any kind of instrument or use body percussion – clapping, tapping, clicking, stamping your feet.

Activities (links below)

  1. Hello Song
  2. Bounce and catch
  3. Old King Glory. Watch the video first to see how to do it. Then you can get join in or else watch and sing.
  4. The Rainstorm sound story: Copy the actions and sounds to tell the story of a rainstorm
  5. The Wind Blows East: Join in with the sounds and signs for this song. Also join in with the sounds and actions from the Rainstorm Sound Story, which go well with the song.
  6. Karaoke Corner: Roar by Katy Perry. Look out for more Karaoke Songs in other blog posts. Have fun!
  7. Time to move. Play the instruments along to the video or get up and dance. If you like, get a scarf to play with. This week we have two songs. The first is a song about Portobello in Edinburgh by the Jennifer Ewan Band and has a relaxed summer feel. This week’s classic is Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones that was featured in an Austin Powers movie.
  8. Time to relax. This week we are listening to a song in Gaelic from the Western Isles of Scotland, a love song called Calum Sgaire, sung by Donnie Munro, who used to be in the band Runrig. Finally, a gentle piece on piano by classical/ jazz legend Keith Jarrett, who plays his version of I Loves You Porgy from Porgy and Bess by George and Ira Gershwin.
  9. Goodbye Song

Hello Song

More ideas with this video

  • If you can’t tap along, maybe a friend can tap your arm or foot for you so that you can feel the beat of the music.
  • Can you stamp your feet to the music? Can you tap your shoulders or your head? Move your fingers
  • Maybe try playing along with a shaker, or tap something that makes a sound that you like. A box of cereal?

Bounce and Catch

Old King Glory

Copy and join in: The Rainstorm sound story

Sing, sign and clap: The Wind Blows East

Sing: Roar

Time to move around or play your instrument

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

Karaoke Corner! with Gordon 15 June

Welcome to Karaoke Corner!

Here is this week’s selection of favourite karaoke songs for you to enjoy singing at home.

Remember to bring your shakers and if you would like to a make a simple, fun microphone click on here.

Do you have any suggestions for songs you would like us to post up on Karaoke Corner?
Leave a reply and we’ll post up your favourite songs as well.

Enjoy the selection today!
Remember to try the warm up before you begin.