The primary class teacher's easy answer to 'how do I teach music?' is now in a brand new edition with all new content!
Following the familiar structure of units, lessons and activities, it provides up-to-date delivery of the English National Curriculum from September 2014.
The new edition offers 60 completely new units of work, supplying musical learning from age 5 to 11. Just as its first edition, Music Express Second Edition presents an invaluable resource of great songs, stories, visuals, movies and music from across the world and across history. With new links to every subject and with lesson plans catering to all music curricula of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Music Express is relevant to all schools and all children.
Fully supported by CDs and audio-embedded whiteboard displays, the books take teachers and children alike on an enriching and thoroughly engaging journey of musical discovery and creativity.
|Table Of Contents:Unit 1: PoetryThe children develop performances of contrasting poems. They use their voices to speak expressively and rhythmically and discover ways to create ostinato accompaniments to enhance their performance.Unit 2: EnvironmentSeasons and the environment provide the stimuli for compositions. The children make descriptive accompaniments and discover how the environment has inspired composers throughout history.Unit 3: SoundsAfter exploring how sounds are produced and classified, the children use their voices to make beatbox sounds, sing four part songs and perform a jazzy round.Unit 4: RecyclingThe children make their own instruments from junk then use them to improvise, compose and play junk jazz music in a variety of different musical structures.Unit 5: BuildingBuilding themed songs allow the children to explore ho music can be structures to provide different textures. They use layers and rondo structure to combine ostinati played on body percussion and tuned instruments.Unit 6: Around The WorldThe children explore pentatonic melodies and syncopated rhythms, learning that the fundamental dimensions of music are the same all over the world.Unit 7: Ancient WorldsThe children celebrate achievements of the 'Amazing Egyptiansâ€™ and explore 20th century minimalist music inspired by the age of Akhenaten, They arrange and perform a layered pyramid structure.Unit 8: Singing In SpanishA sample of the sights and sounds of the Spanish speaking world, including greetings, counting to twelve and playing a singing game. The children explore part-singing and accompaniments in four contrasting songs.Unit 9: CommunicationChildren create a news programme, complete with theme music and school news headlines. Using songs and raps, this musical new bulletin will alert the school to the burning issues of the day.Unit 10: TimeMusic featuring bells and clocks helps the children to understand rhythm and syncopation. They learn to sing and play bell patterns, listen to an orchestral clock piece and create their own descriptive music.Unit 11: In The PastThe children use a variety of notations to build performances from different periods and styles. They learn a Renaissance dance, walk down the aisle to Wagnerâ€™s Bridal March and dance the mashed potato.Unit 12: Food And DrinkThe children cook up a music feast. They enjoy a varied diet of healthy beans, exotic Tudor banquets and DIY pizzas before celebrating in a song performance.|