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Make Music with GarageBand dance loops

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

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

This week I am going to show you how to make dance music using loops.

  • You can swap sounds in and out
  • You can layer your music to build it up.
  • There are lots of live effects possible (see the FX button)
  • 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.

 

 

Music with Gordon 25 May: 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 Charlie Over the Ocean. Watch the video first to see how to do it. Then you can get your own soft toys and join in or else watch and sing.
  4. Ride-O Ride-O Ride-O. 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. Five Buzzy Bees. Sing along and copy the actions. Can you make your buzzy bee go up and down, backwards and forwards, left and right, buzz all around?
  6. Over the Irish Sea. Join in or hold on to a scarf with a partner to move to the song.
  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 old ska classics from Jamaica by The Ethiopians that have a train theme — Last Train to Skaville and Engine 54. Can you move like a train to these?
  8. Time to relax. This week we are listening to Celeste by Roger and Brian Eno. Brian Eno played with Roxy Music and worked with U2. He also invented ambient music and the two brothers often create music together. If you like this, you might enjoy making music on the Bloom app, which Brian Eno created.
  9. 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

Charlie Over the Ocean

Sing and join in: Ride-O Ride-O Ride-O

Sing and join in: Five Buzzy Bees

Sing and join in: Over the Irish Sea

Time to move around or play your instrument

 

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

 

Music with Gordon 25 May: 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.

Question: Do you have any suggestions for songs to appear in the Karaoke Corner? Let me or Connie know and maybe we can choose one for everyone to enjoy.

Activities (links below)

  1. Hello Song
  2. Bounce and catch
  3. Clap, tap and sing along to Old King Glory.
  4. Over the Irish Sea. Join in or hold on to a scarf with a partner to move to the song.
  5. Karaoke Corner: Times Like These by The Radio 1 All Stars and the original version by The Foo Fighters. Which version do you prefer? Can you spot Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters in the first video? Look out for other Karaoke Corner blog posts for more songs.
  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 is a sunny mellow classic, Weather With You by New Zealand band Crowded House.
  7. Time to chill. This week we are listening to Celeste by Roger and Brian Eno. Brian Eno played with Roxy Music and worked with U2. He also invented ambient music and the two brothers often create music together. If you like this, you might enjoy making music on the Bloom app, which Brian Eno created.
  8. 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

 

Sing and join in: Over the Irish Sea

Karaoke Corner: Times Like These

Karaoke Corner: Times Like These by The Foo Fighters

Time to move around or play your instrument

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

 

Red class – Friday 22nd of May

 

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Apart form the heavy rain yesterday morning, it was a lovely day and I hope you managed to go outside.  It was warm and I could hear the birds!

Remember it’s assembly time today.

What are you going to do to help mummy or daddy?

Literacy – listen to these noises …

Look at these birds …

snack

story time

sign of the day with Lorna

lunch 

IT / technology

you will need

  1. a ball
  2. a box
  3. paper (any color)
  4. paint
  5. and some balls
  6.  Painting with balls and marbles is a fun way to combine process art and science.  Kids will have fun creating and experimenting with this simple activity. These are great process art ideas for preschool and pre-k. Add the activity to your preschool STEAM, art centers or lesson plans. It's easy to adapt for any season.. spring, summer, fall or winter. Add different balls and a ramp to increase learning...great science and art activities for your creative curriculum unit on balls or ball theme
  7. put drops on paint in the box and move the balls around in the box

Music with Connie

 

Relaxation

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone, I will be back on Monday.  Sophie

Music with Gordon 21 May: 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 Charlie Over the Ocean. Watch the video first to see how to do it. Then you can get your own soft toys and join in or else watch and sing.
  4. Ride-O Ride-O Ride-O. 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. Five Buzzy Bees. Sing along and copy the actions. Can you make your buzzy bee go up and down, backwards and forwards, left and right, buzz all around?
  6. Over the Irish Sea. Join in or hold on to a scarf with a partner to move to the song.
  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.
  8. Time to chill. This week we are listening to a classic song arranged for piano – Imagine, by John Lennon, played by Rousseau
  9. 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

Charlie Over the Ocean

Sing and join in: Ride-O Ride-O Ride-O

Sing and join in: Five Buzzy Bees

Sing and join in: Over the Irish Sea

Time to move around or play your instrument

 

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

 

Red class Thursday 21st of May

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life skills – let’s do some jobs around the house, which one will you help with?

 

 

numeracy – listen to the counting songs

Please click on the link below to access the resources available to parents during the school closure. Please note they are not all free although this is a site which is very accessible for our pupils and certainly worth considering.   Choose games and activities for the counting songs.

https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/updates/school-closure.html

fiddly fingers

you could also try this if you want, 

you will need a selection of different paints and some paint brushes

get an adult to help you dip a brush into paint then paint your hand.

press your hand down on the paper

make sure you wash your hands to get all the paint off

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snack

remember to help with washing your plate

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story time

sign of the day – check on Lorna’s blog

music  – lots of songs with Connie and Gordon

lunch 

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sensory play

dance – let’s see what Rachel has planned for today.  I really miss seeing you dancing in the hall…

relaxation 

 

I hope you have a really good day!  Sophie