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Copy me routine building warm ups: rhythm copy/don't clap it back, physical funky chicken

Text chanting rhythm warm up (text from chorus) video, call and response chanting

Vocal warm ups - tongue toffee, sirens, scales, etc.

Pulse-finding game (to the chorus of the song chosen)

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ORIGINAL CHORUS FROM SONG USED IN WARM UPS - AUDIO

DIFFERENT CHORUS FROM DIFFERENT SONG - AUDIO

Activity

Listen to both of these audio tracks - each is a chorus from a different song. Using the Padlet link sent by your virtual musician, write down some ideas which answer these questions:

What can you hear in the music?
instruments/voices, layers, dynamics...

Can you describe the melody (tune)?

lyrics, moving by step/leaps, repetition...

Can you describe the

tonality or harmony?

major/minor, number of

chords, how they are played...

Are there any other interesting musical ideas?

 


 

Challenge Question

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Composers and performers often use the chorus to convey the main message or theme of their song.

The theme that we are going to explore is:

Our Virtual World

EXAMPLE OF A WORDCLOUD THEMATIC WORDS

Together we are going to create a

Word Cloud.

Using the Zoom chat box, type in any words, sentences or ideas that come to your mind when you think of  'Our Virtual World'.

The Word Cloud will then arrange all of

our ideas - repeated words will be

bigger and therefore more important

for us to use in our own chorus.

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What is a drone? video

How to improvise over a drone

Activity

Together we are going to explore how to create our own melodies.

To begin, we are going to play a drone and experiment singing over the top of this.

 

 We could use scales, repetition, short/long sounds and circular patterns. Your virtual musician will show you some of these ideas and then you can have a go!

 

Once you have all experimented, there will be time to share any of your melody ideas with the rest of the class and record them to use later in our chorus!

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