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  1. Performing Rhythms

    March 24, 2014 by khornby

    After composing 4-bars of rhythm, grade 5/6’s worked together in groups to perform their rhythms. It was up to their creativity to decide if they were playing the same rhythms, combining rhythms, or playing rhythms at the same time. Most groups did an excellent job of applying themselves to create a performance in the time they were given.

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  2. Using Patterns to make a Rhythm

    March 18, 2014 by khornby

    The Grade 1’s have been exploring using patterns to make a rhythm. They used colour to represent each percussion instrument in their group. They played their instrument when it was their turn in the pattern. Great collaboration! I wonder if we could make our patterns more complex?

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  3. Conductors

    March 14, 2014 by khornby

    The Grade 1’s have been learning about who a conductor is and what their job is. They explored taking turns in being a conductor and conducting the band to play loud or soft, and fast or slow. The conductor also showed them (non verbally) when they were to pick up their instruments and when they needed to place them down again. They had to watch the conductor very carefully!

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  4. Performing our rhythms

    March 14, 2014 by khornby

    In Grade 5/6, the students have been composing their own rhythms in simple time (4/4). Today, they began playing their completed rhythms on an instrument of their choice. Some students challenged themselves by playing the rhythms that others had composed. Other students challenged themselves by trying to play their rhythm at the same time as someone playing a different rhythm – this was very tricky!

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  5. Camp Wooranna

    March 6, 2014 by khornby

    The “Camp Wooranna” 5/6 student’s enjoyed a jam session! They were able to explore the different instruments and explore how they are played. It is very important to persist, especially when things seem hard – which is, most often, when we are learning something new.

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  6. “Do your ears hang low?” #2

    March 6, 2014 by khornby

    The Grade 2 student’s explored the percussion instruments to create a soundscape for the animals in the song “Do your ears hang low?”. They explored the different percussion instruments and the ways that they produced sounds. They began to explore using descriptive arts language to describe the noise that they heard.

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