Newcomers in KS1 will continue to explore the tunes and related exercises in our KS1 Book 1. Support materials and music are available on our KS1 Music Library subscriber pages. These pieces will be linked with our musical element this term, which is Texture.
With help from their Harp Academy teacher, KS2 children and returning KS1 children will select rounds to play and also music from our TV & Film selection. Once again, these pieces will be linked with our musical element this term, which is Texture.
What is musical Texture? With help from their Harp Academy teacher, children will learn about ways in which music can be layered for greater effect. This can be achieved through harmony, playing in rounds, playing in parts, call and response and looping. Further details are available on our subscriber KS1 and KS2 Musical Elements (Texture) subscriber page.
We will select popular pieces from our TV and Film selection. This is a great way of developing technical and musical skills, while enjoying the choice of material from a personal perspective. Examples include Titanic, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Doctor Who, Wallace & Gromit and Shaun The Sheep. There are many more.
This term we will focus on playing octaves. For 4 hole harp players this is simply involves an understanding of the concept of notes being eight tones, or thirteen semitones apart, and that octave notes play in unison. For ten hole harp players this involves not only understanding the theoretical basis for octaves, but also developing the ability to play two notes an octave apart simultaneously, using tongue blocking technique
For a full run down of our Spring schedule, check the My School menu (above).