Google Song Maker
This is a neat program to make music with. Simply click on a box to add a note from a variety of instruments. Or, add some drum beats to the bottom two rows to create a pulse and rhythm.
York Arts Education
The York Arts Education group are offering a variety of online courses and sessions for various instruments. These are not free sessions, but there might something here that interests you. Thank you to the parent who brought this resource to our attention.
As part of our music curriculum, we ask you to listen to pieces of music and say what you think of them. This is called music appraisal.
From now on, a piece of music will appear regularly on this page as a YouTube link for you to listen to. The music will be different styles. When you listen to it, try to answer these questions:
- Do you like it? Why or why not?
- What instruments can you hear?
- How does the music make you feel?
- Try to describe the music in one or two words.
Some of the tracks might be quite long. Although it is best to listen to the whole track, listening to 3 or 4 minutes should be enough for you to answer the questions. It's ok not to like a piece of music, but can you then explain why you do not like it? Hopefully you will find something new that you like. As usual, take care when using YouTube and if anything appears that you are not happy with, turn the screen off and tell an adult.
If you would like to email your answers, or you would like to make comments about any of the pieces of music, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the music.
If you have taken advantage of the free parent log in (available here), then you can also use the Music Express resources. This is a full set of lessons and resources for all Primary ages (from Reception to Year 6) and comes in six lots of six lessons for each year group. It has everything you need to learn more about music and join in with some of the singing, pulse and rhythm and appraisal lessons.