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Junior Music at Home 22

The Addams Family Cup Game #2 | Singing: A Keelie
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Enjoy these structured musical activities that we have prepared especially for you to continue your learning at home...

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1. The Addams Family Cup Game #2

Part two of four issues where you will learn how to play along to the Addams Family theme, learning new rhythmic patterns to play along using a plastic cup. See part 1 if you missed it.

What to do

  • Watch and follow along | Follow Helen as she teaches you the rhythm patterns in small chunks. Make sure you rewind if you need to and give them another go before moving on.
  • It's going too fast!? | If you need to slow things down a little, you can do this in the settings on the video. Click on the gear icon and choose playback speed. 
  •  Listen to the original | Listen to the original theme tune below. This will give you a sense of what you'll be performing to in future issues. If you play along, watch out for the faster speed!

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3. Singing: A Keelie 

A call and response song from Ghana in Africa, in which you're asking a friend if they'd like to come out to play.

What to do

  • Express | Have a look at yourself in a mirror and pull different facial expressions. Can you look happy / angry / confused / 'whatever!' / excited... In this song you need your enthusiastic face - don't forget to wear it!
  • Listen | Listen to the Ghanaian words, and hear how easy it is to translate their meaning.
  • Musical detective | Listen carefully to Rachel as she changes different musical aspects of the song. Can you identify what has changed?

Teachers notes

  • Leaders | Once your class is confident singing the responses, is there an individual or small group who could lead the 'call'? Invite different callers, to extend and build their confidence.
  • Vocabulary | Listen to short extracts of music to explore a range of pitch, (high and low) tempo, (speed) dynamics, (volume) and rhythm.Compare and contrast what they're hearing, developing their musical vocabulary.

Keep learning

Continue your musical learning with us with more Music at Home, or find out how you could start learning to play a musical instrument.

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