Junior Music at Home 18
A song for climate change | Singing: Jimbo Jambo
Enjoy these structured musical activities that we have prepared especially for you to continue your learning at home...
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A song for climate change
Watch this animated video of World in Danger: a song about climate change by Frankie Morland – an 8-year old boy.
What to do...
- Think | Watch this other video by Frankie where he teaches how to play this song on the Ukulele. Think about all the things he does to clearly get across how to do this.
- Play | If you play the Ukulele, you could also have a go at playing along too!
Have a go at teaching
Can you think of something musical you could teach to a member of your family? This could be a complete song, or just a few rhythms.
What to do...
- Think | How will you teach this? Think about how Frankie taught his song.
- Record | Could you make a short film on a phone, tablet or computer to do this for family or friends that aren't in the same house as you?
- Helpful tips | make sure your film is no longer than 4 minutes and break the piece of music down into chunks and learn a bit at a time
Share your work with us!
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2. What if there was no sound?
What sounds would be missing from our everyday life if there was no sound in the world for 24 hours?
What to do...
- Think | Can you write down at least 10 sounds that would no longer be around?
- Watch | Watch this next video and see if any of the sounds featured in it are on your list too
- What would you miss? | write or draw a picture of some of the sounds you would miss the most if there was no sound at all for a day
3. Singing: Jimbo Jambo
Jimbo Jambo is an energetic echo chant that concentrates on several different musical aspects to help you with your singing.
- If you are on a desktop or tablet you may need to make the video full screen to better operate the controls
What to do
- Think | Can you feel the steady pulse as you perform the chant? You could do this by gently tapping the beat on the floor with your foot
- Timbre | You will need to use different vocal timbres in this chant. This will mean making the sound of your voice change – swapping from your speaking voice to your whispering voice and to your thinking voice.
- Sing clearly | Make sure you make all your words as clear as you can by moving all the muscles in your lips and mouth!
- Memorising | To help memorise the chant, draw attention to the rhyming lyrics
- Clarity and timbre | This chant is a good "lips and tongue" workout! You can extend this by performing the chant in a different accent, e.g. American
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