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Secondary Music at Home 7

Y7-9 Introductions and rhythmic coordination | Y10-13 All about composing music

Secondary-MAH-webEnjoy these structured musical activities that we have prepared especially for you to continue your learning at home.


Years 7-9:
Listening: Intros
  

Introductions are a key part of any song as they need to draw the listener in to the style and mood of the song.

Listen to the track attached below. There are 10 introductions on it.

  • Identify – Can you name all the introductions? Band and Song title? If you don't know, can anyone in your house help? Answers are available here...
  • Listening – Out of the ten, which introduction really stands out as being the most interesting? Why does it stand out to you? Discuss this with someone in your house and see if they agree. 

Years 7-9:
Rhythmic Coordination

How good is your hand-eye coordination?

  • For this activity you will need – two pens that you can click on and off. If you don't, you can still join in, just pretend!
  • Watch the video below – Music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker – renamed Double Concerto for Ballpoint Pens and see if you can follow along. You might need to try is a few times to get it perfect!
  • Carry on creating – Try making your own parts for ballpoint pens to a piece of music you like listening to. Keep it crisp and rhythmical! We'd love to hear what you come up with and try ourselves...

Share your work with us!

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Years 10-13:
All About Composition

Watch the two videos below. Both are really interesting, but it will depend on the course you're doing which will be the most useful. 

Where to start composing a piece of music...

How to get a song in the charts... 

30-Second Composition Challenge

Think you need to write an hour long masterpiece for an orchestra to call yourself a composer?

The BBC doesn’t think so! A composer is anyone who creates their own original music, no matter what the style or inspiration is.

They have set a challenge to young composers aged 12-18 years-old. Can you define your sound in just 30 seconds using only one instrument or voice? 

Even if you don’t enter the competition we would love to hear what you create!

Find out more on the BBC website...

Share your work with us!

We'd love to see the work you've done! Head over to our Facebook Page to send us a message or use this direct link to our messenger and share your pictures and videos. We'll try to reply to all messages, and will choose some examples to share with our followers.