Welcome back to school!


As we enter our hybrid model there are some important things to know.

Music will be an online subject which takes place on the days when you have remote learning.
It is on your schedules and I will be waiting to work with you online.
My music link never changes just join the class as you usually do, albeit at a different time and, probably, day.
Please check your schedules!

I am delighted to see you all again and will smile, masked, and wave, from a distance, on the days you are in school!

Don’t forget to wave to me too!

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Songwriting: Chords and chord patterns

This week we’ll take a look at the four chord pattern that is the basis of many popular songs. The above video shows a selection of songs that all use the same pattern of I V vi IV

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The great musicians: Fusion music

larbSo far we have looked at many styles of fusion music.

This week we share what we have learned so far

Using canva we can create an informative poster on what we know about fusion music:
What is it?
What are some examples of it?
An opinion on how it works or what are its failings.

We will use these posters to make a display.

Love it or hate it?
Tell me why.

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The Great Musicians: Fusion


We look at some fusion music closer to home this week as we explore Thai-Western and Asian-Western fusion.

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The Great Musicians: Fusion Music

Last week we looked at fusion and at the joining together of Western pop and Indian religious music.
This week we will look at the joining of British folk and rock music. Folkrock.

Jethro Tull

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Welcome to a new year of music making!

Music- Wk 1 & 2 _ KIS Planning

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Online learning

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Unfortunately, the current COVID conditions have, once again, necessitated a return to online learning.
I will be meeting my classes on classroom and zoom as we follow our normal class tinetables and schedules. Music classes will start on Tuesday, April 20th.
EY1 to EY3 will use zoom whilst Grades 1 to 5 will use google classroom, exactly as we did last tine.
Your homeroom teachers will share the zoom link with you.

In all classes we will be working with both synchronous sessions (participating in class/group activities on-line via Zoom or Google meets) and asynchronous (working offline mostly, at our workstations at home). Some examples of what this might look like during our music sessions are activities that can be recorded to be uploaded to seesawor multimedia art projects which reflect the students’ understanding of what we are inquiring into.
Your child’s Homeroom Teachers will share our zoom links for EY1 to G1 and Google Meets links for G2 to G5.
They will also share with you their Class Weekly Schedules which includes specialist music classes so that you and your child are able to plan ahead and be ready to begin each of our sessions throughout the week.
Additionally, you are able to find the Learning Intentions for music, along with the related resources needed to engage with the class, in the “what you will need for the week ahead” document which is shared by the Homeroom Teachers on Friday afternoons.
I hope you all had an excellent break and look forward to seeing you all again.
Mr. Chris

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We will be sharing our talents on the guitar at the holiday concert this year.

You’ll need the chords of G, D, E minor and C. (with Am for Last Christmas!)
Here they are:


Here are the songs we will be performing. Make sure you know the words!

Stand by me

Last Christmas
Last Christmas G

White Christmas

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Back in the music room!

Guitar loser

Mr Chris’ days as a peripatetic music teacher are, once again, over as, from Monday, I return, with you, to the music room.
The room where the magic happens!

We have had two weeks introduction to our listening unit on fusion music, to which we will return later in the year, but, we can now start the way we mean to go on with a new instrument: The Guitar!

We have guitars in school that we can use however, like on any instrument, practice is key and having your own guitar to play at home will help you learn faster.

I’ll see you in the music room.

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Have a great summer!


Check out the music blog page for some videos of some very talented students who tried out for the virtual talent show.
Thanks for taking risks and joining in, guys.
We couldn’t do it without you!

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