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Witton Middle School


Year 6 Extra Learning

Keywords: These are important to learn the definitions and spellings, research any you are unsure of. 

- Call and response 

- Cross rhythm 

- Layering 

- Improvisation

- Notation, semibreve, minim, crotchet, quaver, semi quaver. 

- Time Signature 4/4

- Melody, The Tune, the bit you sing. 

- Dynamics, volume, forte (loud), Piano (quiet)

- Timbre/Instruments, The different sounds you create (e.g. click, stomp, clap, rub)

- Texture, How many different parts (thick, thin, monophonic, homophonic, polyphonic)

- Rhythm, A pattern of long and short notes

- Tempo, Speed, allegro (fast) and largo (very slow)

- Structure, The order of the sections- beginning, middle, end- AB, ABA, Intro, verse, chorus ETC

Jalikunda African Drums take the Montserrat African Music Festival by storm

Listen to the rhythms and timbre within this music.

What key features of African music can you identify?
Make a mind map/Spider diagram to describe everything you can hear and see.

Siyahamba - Mwamba Children's Choir

Listen and describe the music you are hearing.
Comment on the Key Elements of Music.
Dynamics, Pitch, Rhythm, Timbre, Structure, Texture, Melody, Harmony.......