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Junior Music at Home 19

What is pitch?  |  Singing: Kye Kye Kule

Enjoy these structured musical activities that we have prepared especially for you to continue your learning at home...

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1. What is pitch?

Can you tell the difference between high and low notes? We have four games for you to test your listening skills on

Pitch games Go to the games!

What to do...

  • Complete each game | Start with game number 1 and work your way through them. This will put your listening and reading skills to the test!
  • How do I move on? | The "next" button can sometimes be hard to find, so always look out for it along the bottom of the game to move onto the next screen. 

High and low pitch

Do you know why some things make high sounds, and others low? Watch a great video on PBS Learning about high and low pitch using the button link below.

Watch on PBS Learning

What to do...

  • Think | Now you know more about pitch, make a list of at least 10 things that make high pitch sound, and at least 10 things that make a low pitch sound.
  • Help please! | If you're struggling to get started... a monkey screaming is high pitched, and a ship's foghorn is low pitched.

Share your work with us!

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3. Singing: Kye Kye Kule 

  • Traditional Ghanaian | A SingUp! song

This is a traditional African call and response song that develops your sense of steady pulse or steady beat. We will be finding out how the rhythm of the words is different to the steady pulse or steady beat. 

What to do

  • Find | You will need to find 2 sound-makers to tap together – 2 pencils / 2 spoons / 2 pens. If you're at home, ask an adult what you can use. 
  • Watch and follow | Listen and watch the video, and follow Rachel as she teaches the song.
  • Challenge | Can you tap the steady pulse with your foot at the same time as you're singing the song AND tap the rhythm of the words that you're singing with your pencils/spoons?

Teachers notes

  • Practice | You may find it useful to practise tapping out a steady pulse to different pieces of music. You can do this to practise tapping the rhythm of the words too.
  • Create | Taking the rhythm of the words in this song - can your pupils make up their own lyrics? A food theme? You could link it to your topic. Can they use alliteration or rhyming words?

Keep learning

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