Music

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Make You Feel My Love by Adele

Your music lesson is now ready! Please log in to Charanga/ Yumu to see the new lesson.

Listen – Listen to Adele sing “Make You Feel My Love”. This is a song written by Bob Dylan for his 1997 album Time Out of Mind. It was first released commercially by Billy Joel, under the title “To Make You Feel My Love”, before Dylan’s version appeared later that same year. It has since been covered by numerous performers and has proved to be a commercial success for singers such as Clare Dunn, Adele, Garth Brooks, Shane Filan, Bryan Ferry, Kelly Clarkson, Ane Brun and Nick Knowles. Dylan eventually released the song as a single.

Warm-up Games – : Starting with the Silver Challenge and moving to Gold over time.

We will learn the song next week!

Remember the lyrics are also on Charanga!

Enjoy!

Mrs Nijjar

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Your music lesson is now ready! Please log in to Charanga/ Yumu to see the new lesson. This week we are learning to write our own music. I have added two pieces of music for you to sing your own lyrics to!

Listen – Listen to Anna and she will tell you her way into writing music

Compose – Create your own song ! You have a choice of banger or chillin music !

Enjoy and let me know how you get on!

Mrs Nijjar

Wednesday 17th June 2020

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Your music lesson is now ready! Please log in to Charanga/ Yumu to see the new lesson. This week we are still learning ‘The Fresh Prince ‘

Compose – Create your own composition! You can drag the notes in the boxes and play!

Improvisation – Take your time you may not complete all the challenges and that’s fine do what you can.

Warm-up Games – : Starting with the Silver Challenge and moving to Gold over time. Remember move to the pulse and add your own dance moves!

Learn the song – Now you can continue learning the song. There are 7 verses try and do 1 verse per day! Enjoy and let me know how you get on!

Mrs Nijjar

Tuesday 9th June 2020

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (song)

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Your music lesson is now ready! Please log in to Charanga/ Yumu to see the new lesson.

You may already know your new song “Yo Home to Bel-Air”, informally known as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme”. This song is performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. It is the theme song to the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Music for the song was written by Quincy Jones (who also served as the TV show’s executive producer). Lyrics were composed by Will Smith, performing under his stage name “The Fresh Prince”, and the song was produced by Jeffrey Townes under his stage name “DJ Jazzy Jeff”.

Start with Listening to the Song

Play the song, find and move to the pulse. Use the questions (see below) as a
focus.
● How does the song make you feel?
● Does the song tell a story?
● What is the story?

Listen out for the instruments

Listen out for the instruments in this song. I’ve put a quiz in today, where you can play a game . You need to listen to the musical extract, select the instruments that you think are correct and press submit !

Start learning the song

Now you can start learning the song. There are 7 verses try and do 1 verse per day! Enjoy and let me know how you get on!

Mrs NIjjar

Music

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND!

Your music lesson is now ready! Please log in to Charanga/ Yumu to see the new lesson. This week we are still learning ‘you’ve got a friend’ .

Warm-up Games – You’ve Got A Friend: Starting with the Silver Challenge and moving to Gold over time, clap, sing and play through the ‘copyback’ section.

Improvisation – Take your time you may not complete all the challenges and that’s fine do what you can.

Perform – This is you chance to perform the song! In part of the song you can improvise too! You may want to add a table beat or use some kitchen utensils to make music, its up to you! Go on have a go!

Mrs Nijjar

Thursday 22nd May 2020

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND!

Your music lesson is now ready! Please log in to Charanga/ Yumu to see the new lesson.

In the 1960s, Carole King was employed to write Pop songs for artists to perform. She did this with her writing partner Gerry . These songs were sometimes love songs, songs to dance to, ballads – Carole wrote in many styles. Most of her songs are very famous and well recognised. In fact, many people have no idea that Carole wrote some of these songs and the songs often made the artist that performed them famous! In the 1970s when Carole’s solo career took off, we can hear her distinct voice and piano playing in each song that she performs. The song this week we are learning is called ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ and was written by Carole in 1971.

Listening to the Song
Play the song, find and move to the pulse. Use the questions (see below) as a
focus.
● How does the song make you feel?
● Does the song tell a story?
● What does the song make you think of?
● How old do you think this piece of music is?

Warm-up Games – You’ve Got A Friend: Starting with the Bronze Challenge and moving to Silver and Gold over time, clap, sing and play through the Copyback section.

Vocal Warm Ups and Learn to Sing the Song -You’ve Got A Friend: Start to learn to sing the song.

Enjoy!

If you need help or you do not have your log in password, please email us in year 6 and we will email back your details.

Mrs Nijjar

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Your music lesson is now ready! Please log in to Charanga/ Yumu to see the new lesson. We are going back to Bon Jovi’s (Livin’ On a Prayer) song.

“Livin’ on a Prayer” is Bon Jovi’s second chart-topping single from their third album Slippery When Wet. Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child, the single, released in late 1986, was well received at both rock and pop radio and its music video was given heavy rotation at MTV.

I have added ‘extended improvisation’ and a section where you can compose your own sounds. There is also a games track for you to copy and dance along to. Don’t forget to find the pulse.

So enjoy and let me know how you got on!

Mrs Nijjar

Wednesday 6th May 2020

VE Day Music

Your music lesson is now ready! Please log in to Charanga/ Yumu to see the new lesson. The song for this week is called Wave Goodbye. I chose this song to remember the difficult time in World War II and how people were brave and got on with their new way of living for a while. I have also put two songs that were sung by Vera Lynn during the war. These are in YUMU for you to listen to now.

We’ll Meet Again by Vera Lynn . This is the first song, Vera Lynn sang this optimistic World War II song from 1939. It was sung as soldiers departed for war. Then in 1942 another World War II song was written to uplift the spirits of the Allies at a time when Nazi Germany had conquered much of Europe’s area and was bombing Britain. This song was called The White Cliffs of Dover.

On the 8th May 1945 the Nazis surrendered and victory in Europe was declared. Sadly millions had died, but the millions who had been saved were able to celebrate the end of a six year world war and the VE Day parties went on for quite some time!

Click on the link below and celebrate on Friday!

Enjoy!

If you need help or you do not have your log in password, please email us in year 6 and we will email back your details.

Mrs Nijjar

Friday 1st May 2020

MUSIC!

Your music lesson is now ready! Please log in to Charanga/ Yumu to see the new lesson.

We are learning a new song this week, before you begin go into the vocal warm up session. There is a bronze, silver or gold challenge, you can choose!

This time I have also put up an ‘ improvisation’ tab. On this tab you can copy back notes through vocals using different pitches; see how high you can go! You can use an instrument if you have one, if you don’t you can use kitchen utensils like a pan, a spoon, a bowl, a grater etc. Be careful with that grater though!

The third tab is for you to practise the song. The new song is called Livin’ On a Prayer some of you may already know it! ‘Livin On a Prayer’ is a classic rock song by Bon Jovi formed in 1983.

There is also a toolkit to remind you of the musical language we use such as pitch, pulse,tempo, etc.

Can you find out what timbre means?

Enjoy! If you need help or you do not have your log in password, please email us in year 6 and we will email back your details.

Mrs Nijjar

Wednesday 8th April 2020

Thursday 2nd April 2020


Your second lesson is now ready!

Please log in to Charanga/ Yumu to see the new lesson.

We are learning a new song this week, before you begin go into the vocal warm up session. Enjoy!

If you do not have your log in password, please email us in year 6 and we will email back your details.

Friday 27th March 2020

YUMU/CHARANGA


Hi Year 6

Your first music lesson is now on Yumu. Just log in with the username and password given. If you have not yet got your username and password . Comment on here and I can give them too you.

THE FIRST SONG IS GREAT !

TAKE A LOOK AT THE LESSON!

DON’T FORGET YOUR VOCAL WARM -UPS!

Mrs Nijjar

YUMU

Hi year 6 there are some music projects on Yumu (a sister site of charanga) to facilitate learning at home. The idea is that you log on and work through as many steps as you can each time. Do just one a week! 

If you get in touch via email you will be given a username and password to get you started.

This is the link you need  https://coventrymusic.charanga.com/site/
Then click on the pupil and teacher login button which should be on the left hand side.

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Then you need to enter your details in the middle option entitled, Yumu.

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Getting Started

The best way to enjoy Musical School is to start with the  Scheme programme ( this will be on the top left hand corner, once you have logged in ) which has weekly lessons for years 1-6.

Click year 6 and start!

Feel free to add the pictures via email, to show the year 6 team how you are getting on !

I would love to here you sing!

Mrs Nijjar

Year 6 Team

14 thoughts on “Music”

    1. Hi Cara,
      There was an email sent out just before we broke up for easter with all of your log in details, you should find it under the subtitle of “yumu” as this is the same thing!
      Hope this helps you!
      Have a fab day,
      Year 6 team

      1. Hi Alina

        If you e-mail us we can give you, your log in details via email. Unfortunately we can not give you the details on this blog for security reasons.

        Year 6 Team

      1. HI Musa

        If you e-mail us we can give you, your log in details via email. Unfortunately we can not give you the details on this blog for security reasons.

        Year 6 Team

    1. Hi Alisha, thank you so much for contacting us. Please can you send an e-mail to request your username and password for Music. We are not allowed to send your username or password through the blog for safety reasons.
      Thank you.
      Year 6 team

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