Students in Year 1 have been learning practical instrumental techniques and improvisation in music. Their task was to play the drums with alternating hands and they were also required to create an interesting rhythm to fit into four beats. Please enjoy these videos of the students playing along to the song, “Play a Rhythm”.
This term, Year 3 students have been learning the ukulele. They explored different chord shapes and strumming patterns and completed original compositions. Here are some videos of their pieces:
Please enjoy these videos of our African Drumming Group and the Acoustic Orchestra performing the song, “Havana”
Year 2 students have been exploring the concepts of beat and rhythm. In this activity, they were required to demonstrate each of these elements within one song, with some group members performing the rhythm and the others keeping the beat.
Students in Year 4 have been exploring Indigenous Australian Music. They learned a traditional lullaby “Mumma Warruno”, which is in 3/4 time, meaning that each bar of music consists of three crotchet beats.
Students formed small groups and devised body percussion patterns in 3/4 time. The aim was to perform these patterns in time with the beat of the music. Please enjoy some videos of their presentations:
This term, Year 2 students are learning about the “louds” and “softs” (dynamics) in music, in addition to exploring the role of the conductor.
During Music classes, they worked in groups to experiment with different conducting techniques and also following a conductor.
Please enjoy these videos of students from 2B.
Recently some of our talented musicians performed at the school’s Carnivale. Their performances were much appreciated by the community. Here are some videos from the day….