Welcome back!

Guitargag

I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing break and are ready for the new term of music making.
We will return to the guitar this term so go to SeeSaw, follow the activities and let’s pick the guitar back up from right where we left it.
Here is a virtual guitar if you don’t have one at home:

https://www.musicca.com/guitar

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Music at home

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Grade 5 music classes will be posted on Seesaw each Monday morning at 09:00

Good morning.
Due to the current shift to e-learning the music classes can now be found on seesaw.
Please take the time to join in with the activities posted and follow the instructions as posted.
We may be at home but the music lingers on………Have fun!
Mr Chris

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Moving Forward……

We should all now have the following guitar chords under our fingers:

A Major
112-A-chord-normal

D Major
111-D chord

E Major
113-E-chord

And our new chords G Major, E minor an C Major:

G Major
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E minor
122-Em-chord

C Major
132-C-chord

The ‘four chord trick’,(G, Em, C, D) is a pattern used in many songs. Here is The Axis Of Awesome explaining it to us:

Axis of Awesome ‘Four Chords’.

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Welcome Back!

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Welcome to a new year of music making here at KIS. We have many exciting things in store and many new things to learn.
Our first unit, Inspiring Individuals, a school-wide unit, takes a look at our quality learning behaviours and how they look in the music classes.

At KIS we believe that quality learning behaviours include:

Striving for understanding
Developing our passions
An inclusive and caring community
Taking ethical action.

How do we do this in the music classes?

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Anthems

We have been inquiring into national anthems and the reasons and purposes behind them.

What is your favourite national anthem and why?

Is it the anthem of your own country or somewhere different?

Here are a few I particularly enjoy.

The Russian Federation:

France:

And of course, my own country, the land of my fathers:

If you had to write a national anthem what aspects of your country would you emphasise?

Write the first verse and share it with us in class next week.

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E-Learning

Please use your time to learn the first of the exhibition songs, ‘You Will Be Found’.

I’m including three versions of the song, the lyric video, the backing track and a virtual choir mix. We will be trying to recreate the virtual choir video so if you would like to sing a line or two as a solo then reply to let me know.
Here they are:

Lyric Vid:

Backing Track:

Virtual Choir:

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Listening Unit: Fusion Music

Fusion music is a type of music which blends genres, forms, cultures and styles. Fusion music can take many forms from jazz-rock to east-west world music.
Here are some examples:

East-West World Music

A fusion of Indian devotional music and reggae.

And rock

What examples of fusion music can you you find?

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The KIS Song

We’ve got the knowledge
Inspiring individuals
We’re filled with the spirit of learning
The spirit of loving, the spirit of joy and we’re blessed
We’re KIS

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Finale

Costuming:
5A: Air Asia
5B: Black clothes and Rasta hats
5C: COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS!

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This is the finale to the show. Please learn it!
[Intro]
Hey now, hey now
Hey now, hey now

Olivia
Have you ever seen such a beautiful night?
I could almost kiss the stars for shining so bright
Elle
When I see you smiling I go, “Oh, oh, oh”
I would never want to miss this
‘Cause in my heart, I know what this is

[Chorus] Everybody
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
I’ve got somewhere I belong
I’ve got somebody to love
This is what dreams are made of

Najann
Have you ever wondered what life is about?
You could search the world and never figure it out
Mai
You don’t have to sail the oceans
No, no, no
Happiness is no mystery
It’s here and now
It’s you and me, yeah

[Chorus] Everybody
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
I’ve got somewhere I belong
I’ve got somebody to love
This is what dreams are made of

Olivia
Open your eyes
Everybody
(This is what dreams are made of)
Olivia
Shout to the skies
Everybody
(This is what dreams are made of)
Olivia
When I see you smiling I go, “Oh, oh, oh”
Yesterday my life was duller
Now everything’s technicolor

[Chorus] Everybody
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
I’ve got somewhere I belong (belong)
I’ve got somebody to love
This is what dreams, dreams
This is what dreams are made of

[Outro]
Hey now, hey now (hey, hey, hey, hey)
Hey now (hey, hey, hey, hey)
This is what dreams

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Chords

Here are three basic chords we have been learning. It’s great that we can all play them successfully so now we have to work on the changes, how we transition between the chords.
Successful changes are just a matter of repetition, muscle memory will eventually guide your fingers to the correct positions without you having to look and think about where to place them; this means PRACTICE!
Here are the chords:

A Major
A chord

D Major
111-D chord

Don’t forget the cheeky thumb on the sixth string too!

E Major
113-E-chord

Here re the songs we are preparing:
G 5A

Leaving on a jet plane.

We’ll sort out some solo parts to break the song up a bit but it important we all know the chorus AND how to play it on our guitars!

Song: Leaving On A Jet Plane
Performed by: John Denver

Intro: A D (2x)

A D
ALL MY BAGS ARE PACKED, I’M READY TO GO.
A D
I’M STANDING HERE OUT-SIDE YOUR DOOR
A D E
I HATE TO WAKE YOU UP TO SAY GOOD-BYE.
A D
BUT THE DAWN IS BREAKING, IT’S EARLY MORN,
A D
THE TAXI’S WAITING, HE’S BLOWING HIS HORN
A D E
AL-READY I’M SO LONESOME I COULD DIE.

A D
SO KISS ME AND SMILE FOR ME
A D
TELL ME THAT YOU’LL WAIT FOR ME
A D E
HOLD ME LIKE YOU’LL NEVER LET ME GO.
A D
I’M LEAVING ON A JET PLANE
A D A
DON’T KNOW WHEN I’LL BE BACK AGAIN
A D E
OH BABE I HATE TO GO

A D
THERE’S SO MANY TIMES I’VE LET YOU DOWN
A D
SO MANY TIMES I’VE PLAYED AROUND
A D E
I TELL YOU NOW THEY DON’T MEAN A THING
A D
EVERY PLACE I GO I’LL THINK OF YOU
A D
EVERY SONG I SING I’LL SING FOR YOU
A D E
WHEN I COME BACK I’LL Bring YOUR WEDDING RING.

A D
SO KISS ME AND SMILE FOR ME
A D
TELL ME THAT YOU’LL WAIT FOR ME
A D E
HOLD ME LIKE YOU’LL NEVER LET ME GO.
A D
I’M LEAVING ON A JET PLANE
A D A
DON’T KNOW WHEN I’LL BE BACK AGAIN
A D E
OH BABE I HATE TO GO

A D
NOW THE TIME HAS COME TO LEAVE YOU
A D
ONE MORE TIME LET ME KISS YOU
A D E
THEN CLOSE YOUR EYES I’LL BE ON MY WAY
A D
DREAM ABOUT THE DAYS TO COME
A D
WHEN I WON’T HAVE TO LEAVE ALONE
A D E
A-BOUT THE TIMES I WON’T HAVE TO SAY.

A D
SO KISS ME AND SMILE FOR ME
A D
TELL ME THAT YOU’LL WAIT FOR ME
A D E
HOLD ME LIKE YOU’LL NEVER LET ME GO.
A D
I’M LEAVING ON A JET PLANE
A D A
DON’T KNOW WHEN I’LL BE BACK AGAIN
A D E
OH BABE I HATE TO GO

Country Roads
Take Me Home, Country Roads
by John Denver

Capo 2

[Verse]
G Em D C G
Almost Heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.
G Em D C
Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowin
G
like a breeze.

[Chorus]
G D7 Em C
Country Roads, take me home, to the place I belong
G D C G
West Virginia, mountain mama, take me home, country roads.

[Verse 2]
G Em D C
All my memories gather round her, miner’s lady, stranger to blue
G
water.
G Em D C
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky, misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my
G
eye.

[Chorus]
G D7 Em C
Country Roads, take me home, to the place I belong
G D C G
West Virginia, mountain mama, take me home, country roads.

[Bridge]
Em D7/F# G
I hear her voice in the morning hours she calls me
C G D
the radio reminds me of my home far away.
Em C G
And driving down the road I get a feeling that I should have been home
D D7
yesterday, yesterday.

[Chorus]
G D7 Em C
Country Roads, take me home, to the place I belong
G D C G
West Virginia, mountain mama, take me home, country roads.

[Chorus]
G D7 Em C
Country Roads, take me home, to the place I belong
G D C G
West Virginia, mountain mama, take me home, country roads.

[Outro]
D G
Take me home, country roads.
D G
Take me home, country roads.

Three Little Birds
Bob Marley
A
Don’t worry, about a thing
D . A
Every little thing is gonna be alright
A
Singing, Don’t worry, about a thing
D . A
Every little thing is gonna be alright
A . E
Rise up this morning, smile with the rising sun
A . D
Three little birds, upon my doorstep
A . E .
Singing sweet songs, of melodies pure and true
D . A
Singing, this is my message to you…

Baby, don’t worry, about a thing
Every little thing is gonna be alright
Don’t worry, about a thing
Every little thing is gonna be alright

Woke up this morning, smile with the rising sun
Three little birds, upon my doorstep
Singing sweet songs, of melodies pure and true
Singing, this is my message to you…

Baby, don’t worry, about a thing
Every little thing is gonna be alright
Don’t worry, about a thing
Every little thing is gonna be alright

Three Little Birds

Country Roads

Leaving on a jet plane

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