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Junior Music at Home 10

Rhythm Challenge: Tchaikovsky  |  Let's put the Rooster in the Stew
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Enjoy these structured musical activities that we have prepared especially for you to continue your learning at home...

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Rhythm Challenge: Tchaikovsky

Take a look at the video below... Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy 

  • What you'll need...
    Two drum sticks, or if you don't have any... pencils, wooden spooons... anything stick-like you can tap with.
  • Follow along
    Follow the rhythms onscreen, tapping when they turn red. If you need a reminder about how to read these rhythms, check out our Issue 6 video about rhythm reading.
  • Create your own patterns
    Choose a song you like, and see what pattens you can make up with your drum sticks using ta, ti ti and shhh rhythms. See you if you can teach these patterns to someone else in your house too.

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Let's put the Rooster in the Stew

(an activity by the National Youth Choir of Scotland)

Watch the video below of the song Let's Put the Rooster in the Stew and get ready for some singing and some rhythm-playing...

  • What you'll need...
    Your drum sticks from earlier... or if you don't have any... pencils, wooden spooons... anything stick-like you can tap with.
  • Follow along
    Follow the video as the teacher teaches you the song and the rhythms. You can repeat sections as many times as you need to.

Keep learning

Continue your musical learning with us with more Music at Home, or find out how you could start learning to play a musical instrument.

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