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Junior Music at Home 5

Create your own loops  |  Hansel and Gretel: The Opera

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

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Incredibox... create your own loops!

Ever wanted to have a go at layering loops to make music? Incredibox is the perfect tool for you! Before you try it out...

  • Free demo
    Our link will take you to a free web-demo, but you can pay for the full downloadable app if you want to. Make sure an adult gives you permission before making any purchases
  • Devices
    You may not be able to access the free web-demo on some devices with a smaller screen. 
Go to Incredibox...

How do I use it?

  • Choose a version
    Choose from "Alpha", "Little Miss", "Sunrise" or "The Love" options – these are the free ones. Each option has a different set of sounds, so do try more than one option out. 
Incredibox preview
  • Start mixing
    After the intro animation, press the play button and you should see seven characters in a line and a collection of symbols in buttons beneath them. Simply drag one of the symbols to one of the characters and listen the sound it makes. 
  • Editing
    If you hover over one of the characters you get options to mute the sound, only play that sound, or remove the sound so you can try another.
  • Recording and saving
    Pressing the menu icon (the three lines in a circle, top left) then you can record or save your track. If you choose to save after recording, the track will be uploaded to the site, so please don't use your real name! Feel free to share your work with us!

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Hansel and Gretel...

Some people think opera is for posh people! Find out how opera can also appeal to young people with this project about Hansel and Gretel from the Royal Opera House.

If you don’t know the story here is a short cartoon giving you the basic storyline...

The Royal Opera House have put together some really interesting activities about Hansel and Gretel. There are quite a few, so this may take you more than one week to complete!

Activities from the Royal Opera House

Take a look at this video... CITV presenter Luke Franks finds out a little more about Opera and Hansel and Gretel. Join in and try it out before trying the extra activities on their website...

Want to do more?

Go to the Royal Opera House Create and Sing! Website ...

Join in with more from the Royal Opera House...

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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