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Autumn Term 2011 Music Topic for Years 5 and 6. Songwriter covers lots of information about how songs are written - about lyrics, about styles such as blues, about the 12 bar blues structure, etc. We learn about chords and blues scales and we improvise with both.
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  • 1. Year 5 and 6 MUSIC year B Autumn Term QCA unit 19 Songwriter
  • 2. Lesson 1 equipment <ul><li>Class glocks </li></ul><ul><li>Own instruments </li></ul>
  • 3. Year 5 and 6 MUSIC Songwriter 1
  • 4. LESSON 1 <ul><li>LEARNING INTENTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>To learn how melody reflects lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>To revise about OSTINATO </li></ul><ul><li>To compose OSTINATI to accompany a song </li></ul>
  • 5. I wanna sing scat <ul><li>Listen – </li></ul><ul><li>Which styles of music were described? </li></ul><ul><li>Scat, bop, swing, jazz. </li></ul><ul><li>Scat , bop and swing are all jazz singing styles made popular in the first half of the 20th century. </li></ul><ul><li>What did you notice about the singing in each verse? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this a good tune (melody) for these words? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a jazzy, swinging sort of tune – it’s actually based on a BLUES SCALE </li></ul><ul><li>Now we’ll learn the song….. </li></ul>
  • 6. I wanna sing scat <ul><li>I wanna sing scat, sing scat </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing scat, sing scat </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing scat, sing scat, </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing scat, sing scat, sing scat </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing bop…… </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing swing…… </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing jazz…… </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing scat…… </li></ul>Cool cat, cool cat Cool cat, cool cat Cool cat, cool cat Cool cat……(wait)….. cool cat Beebop, beebop…… Ring-a-ding……… Jazzamatazz…… Cool cat………
  • 7. I wanna sing scat <ul><li>Why is this song easy to learn? What makes it easy? </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated words </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated rhythms </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated melody in the 2 nd part </li></ul>
  • 8. I wanna sing scat <ul><li>2 nd part – Cool cat </li></ul><ul><li>What is the name for a repeating pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>Ostinato </li></ul><ul><li>How many different notes are used? </li></ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>What happens the 4 th time we hear the ostinato? </li></ul><ul><li>We have to wait before the last 2 notes </li></ul>
  • 9. I wanna sing scat <ul><li>Can anyone work out the notes on the glockenspiel? </li></ul><ul><li>G D F G </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll play the OSTINATO to the backing track </li></ul>
  • 10. I wanna sing scat <ul><li>The melody is created from 6 notes – </li></ul><ul><li>D F G A# C C# </li></ul><ul><li>E G A C D D# (clarinet, trumpet) </li></ul><ul><li>B D E G A Bb (sax, tenor horn) </li></ul><ul><li>Choose 3 of these notes and make your own ostinato in groups of three children </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s hear each ostinato and discuss how effective they are </li></ul><ul><li>Now we’ll perform the song again (2 ostinati to each verse) Sing when it’s not your turn to play……. vs </li></ul>
  • 11. I wanna sing scat <ul><li>Scat </li></ul><ul><li>Bop </li></ul><ul><li>Swing </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz </li></ul><ul><li>Scat </li></ul>
  • 12. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Today we have…. </li></ul><ul><li>Learned a song that has a good match of tune and style to the lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>Revised about OSTINATI </li></ul><ul><li>Invented an OSTINATO , based on a blues scale, in a group to accompany the song. </li></ul>
  • 13. Year 5 and 6 MUSIC year B Autumn Term QCA unit 19 Songwriter
  • 14. Lesson 1a equipment <ul><li>Class glocks </li></ul><ul><li>Own instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Paper and pencils to write down ostinatos </li></ul>
  • 15. Year 5 and 6 MUSIC Songwriter 1a
  • 16. LESSON 1a <ul><li>LEARNING INTENTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>To revise about OSTINATO </li></ul><ul><li>To continue to compose OSTINATI to accompany a song </li></ul>
  • 17. RECAP <ul><li>Last week we learned a song using various styles of jazz singing, where the melody and style reflected the meaning of the words. </li></ul><ul><li>What do we mean by LYRICS ? </li></ul><ul><li>LYRICS are a set of words that make up a song </li></ul>
  • 18. I wanna sing scat <ul><li>I wanna sing scat, sing scat </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing scat, sing scat </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing scat, sing scat, </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing scat, sing scat, sing scat </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing bop…… </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing swing…… </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing jazz…… </li></ul><ul><li>I wanna sing scat…… </li></ul>Cool cat, cool cat Cool cat, cool cat Cool cat, cool cat Cool cat……(wait)….. cool cat Beebop, beebop…… Ring-a-ding……… Jazzamatazz…… Cool cat………
  • 19. I wanna sing scat <ul><li>The melody is created from 6 notes – </li></ul><ul><li>D F G A# C C# </li></ul><ul><li>E G A C D D# (clarinet, trumpet) </li></ul><ul><li>B D E G A Bb (sax, tenor horn) </li></ul><ul><li>Choose 3 of these notes and make your own ostinato in groups of three children </li></ul><ul><li>Link to worksheet </li></ul>
  • 20. I wanna sing scat <ul><li>D F G A# C C# </li></ul><ul><li>E G A C D D# (clarinet, trumpet) </li></ul><ul><li>B D E G A Bb (sax, tenor horn) </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s hear each ostinato and discuss how effective they are </li></ul><ul><li>Now we’ll perform the song again (2 ostinati to each verse) Sing when it’s not your turn to play……. vs </li></ul>
  • 21. I wanna sing scat <ul><li>PERFORMANCE </li></ul><ul><li>Scat </li></ul><ul><li>Bop </li></ul><ul><li>Swing </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz </li></ul><ul><li>Scat </li></ul>
  • 22. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Today we have…. </li></ul><ul><li>Learned a song that has a good match of tune and style to the lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>Revised about OSTINATI </li></ul><ul><li>Invented an OSTINATO , based on a blues scale, in a group to accompany the song. </li></ul>
  • 23. Year 5 and 6 MUSIC year B Autumn Term QCA unit 19 Songwriter
  • 24. Lesson 2 equipment
  • 25. Year 5 and 6 MUSIC Songwriter 2
  • 26. LESSON 2 <ul><li>LEARNING INTENTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>what is meant by the term LYRICS and how they can reflect the time and place in which they were written </li></ul><ul><li>that LYRICS have social and cultural meanings </li></ul>
  • 27. RECAP <ul><li>Last week we learned a song using various styles of jazz singing, where the melody and style reflected the meaning of the words. </li></ul><ul><li>What do we mean by LYRICS ? </li></ul><ul><li>LYRICS are a set of words that make up a song </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to read a poem - </li></ul>
  • 28. The Blue Bell of Scotland <ul><li>Oh where and oh where is your Highland laddie gone? </li></ul><ul><li>Oh where and oh where is your Highland laddie gone? </li></ul><ul><li>He's gone to fight the foe for King George upon the throne, </li></ul><ul><li>And it's oh! in my heart I wish him safe at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh where and oh where does your Highland laddie dwell? </li></ul><ul><li>Oh where and oh where does your Highland laddie dwell? </li></ul><ul><li>He dwells in merry Scotland at the sign of the Blue Bell </li></ul><ul><li>And it's oh! in my heart I love my laddie well. </li></ul><ul><li>Suppose, and suppose that your Highland lad should die! </li></ul><ul><li>Suppose, and suppose that your Highland lad should die! </li></ul><ul><li>The bagpipes should play o'er him, and I‘ll lay me down and cry; </li></ul><ul><li>But it's oh! in my heart I wish he may not die. </li></ul>
  • 29. The Blue Bell of Scotland <ul><li>What are the words about? </li></ul><ul><li>Someone parted from the person they love; their love has gone away to fight in a war. </li></ul>
  • 30. Danny Boy <ul><li>Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling </li></ul><ul><li>From glen to glen, and down the mountain side. </li></ul><ul><li>The summer's gone, and all the roses falling, </li></ul><ul><li>It's you, it's you must go and I must bide. </li></ul><ul><li>But come ye back when summer's in the meadow, </li></ul><ul><li>Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow, </li></ul><ul><li>It's I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow, </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so! </li></ul><ul><li>But when you come, and all the flowers are dying, </li></ul><ul><li>If I am dead, as dead I well may be, </li></ul><ul><li>You'll come and find the place where I am lying, </li></ul><ul><li>And kneel and say an “Ave” there for me. </li></ul><ul><li>And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me, </li></ul><ul><li>And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be, </li></ul><ul><li>For you will bend and tell me that you love me, </li></ul><ul><li>And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me! </li></ul>
  • 31. Danny Boy <ul><li>What are the words of Danny Boy about? </li></ul><ul><li>They are also about someone parted from the person they love. </li></ul><ul><li>Which poem do you prefer? </li></ul><ul><li>Now we’ll listen to the songs…. </li></ul>
  • 32. The Blue Bell of Scotland <ul><li>Join in when you get used to the tune…….. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh where and oh where is your Highland laddie gone? </li></ul><ul><li>Oh where and oh where is your Highland laddie gone? </li></ul><ul><li>He's gone to fight the foe for King George upon the throne, </li></ul><ul><li>And it's oh! in my heart I wish him safe at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh where and oh where does your Highland laddie dwell? </li></ul><ul><li>Oh where and oh where does your Highland laddie dwell? </li></ul><ul><li>He dwells in merry Scotland at the Sign of the Blue Bell </li></ul><ul><li>And it's oh! in my heart I love my laddie well. </li></ul><ul><li>Suppose, and suppose that your Highland lad should die! </li></ul><ul><li>Suppose, and suppose that your Highland lad should die! </li></ul><ul><li>The bagpipes should play o'er him, and I‘ll lay me down and cry; </li></ul><ul><li>But it's oh! in my heart I wish he may not die. </li></ul>
  • 33. Danny Boy <ul><li>Join in when you get used to the tune…….. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling </li></ul><ul><li>From glen to glen, and down the mountain side. </li></ul><ul><li>The summer's gone, and all the roses falling, </li></ul><ul><li>It's you, it's you must go and I must bide. </li></ul><ul><li>But come ye back when summer's in the meadow, </li></ul><ul><li>Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow, </li></ul><ul><li>It's I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow, </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so! </li></ul><ul><li>But when you come, and all the flowers are dying, </li></ul><ul><li>If I am dead, as dead I well may be, </li></ul><ul><li>You'll come and find the place where I am lying, </li></ul><ul><li>And kneel and say an “Ave” there for me. </li></ul><ul><li>And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me, </li></ul><ul><li>And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be, </li></ul><ul><li>For you will bend and tell me that you love me, </li></ul><ul><li>And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me! </li></ul>
  • 34. Blue Bell and Danny Boy <ul><li>Which song do you prefer? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Has hearing the music changed the way you feel about the words? </li></ul><ul><li>Background information – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are many folk songs based on a mourning female whose love has gone to war </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In The Blue Bell of Scotland, the King is probably King George I (1714-1727) or King George II (1727-1760) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The old folk melody of Danny Boy was discovered 150 years ago by Jane Ross, who was living in Londonderry in Northern Ireland. The words we use were written in 1939 by Fred Weatherly. </li></ul></ul>
  • 35. Hard Times <ul><li>Listen – </li></ul><ul><li>When do you think this song was recorded? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>The black singer is describing his feelings of sadness during the GREAT DEPRESSION in America in the 1930s. It was particularly hard for black people to find work. </li></ul><ul><li>What style of music does this song belong to? </li></ul><ul><li>Blues </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think the characteristics of a blues song are? </li></ul><ul><li>Emotionally down-spirited, often about moving on, leaving someone behind, or being left behind. </li></ul>
  • 36. Hard Times <ul><li>Join in – </li></ul><ul><li>Hard times, hard times, how long are you gonna stay? </li></ul><ul><li>Hard times, hard times, how long are you gonna stay? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m here today, tomorrow I may be going away. </li></ul>
  • 37. Blues <ul><li>Blues is a style that originated in America in the early 20 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Blues often communicates feeling down or low about life, but is not necessarily played slowly </li></ul><ul><li>A blues piece is also recognised by the particular chords it uses and the arrangement of those chords into a structure . </li></ul><ul><li>The chords, the style and the structure formed the basis of later rock and pop music and are still used in song writing today. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll be learning much more about blues in the next few lessons. </li></ul>
  • 38. Songs with Historical or Social Context <ul><li>What songs can you think of that are based on a historical event, or about the society of the time? </li></ul><ul><li>London Bridge is Falling Down and London’s Burning (Great Fire 1666) </li></ul><ul><li>Ring a ring a roses (The great plague) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pocketful of posies – herbs carried </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atishoo – firsts symptoms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All fall down – everyone died </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Humpty Dumpty – was a huge cannon used in 1648 in Colchester during the English Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom songs of the American Slaves </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom songs from South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Anti war songs of the 1960s (protest songs) </li></ul>
  • 39. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Today we have…. </li></ul><ul><li>Learned how LYRICS can reflect the time and place in which they were written </li></ul><ul><li>that LYRICS can have social and cultural meanings </li></ul><ul><li>Learned about BLUES style </li></ul>
  • 40. Year 5 and 6 MUSIC year B Autumn Term QCA unit 19 Songwriter
  • 41. Lesson 3 equipment <ul><li>Class glocks </li></ul><ul><li>12 bar blues chord sheets (Eb and Bb sheets needed too) </li></ul>
  • 42. Year 5 and 6 MUSIC Songwriter 3
  • 43. LESSON 3 <ul><li>LEARNING INTENTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>To learn about the STRUCTURE of songs </li></ul><ul><li>To learn about 12 BAR BLUES STRUCTURE </li></ul><ul><li>To learn about CHORDS, CONCORD and DISCORD </li></ul><ul><li>To learn about the 12 BAR BLUES CHORD SEQUENCE </li></ul>
  • 44. RECAP <ul><li>Last week we learned about how lyrics can reflect historical and social times in which they were written </li></ul><ul><li>We listened to and sang a blues song </li></ul><ul><li>We l
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