The Alan is an African music teacher, who was a brilliant Youtube channel where he teaches about African music history and culture, instruments and rhythms.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiq6e8wQG_Qhcm4R_sRQlhA

 

 

 

 

You may know him for his famous tune “Don’t worry, be happy”. In this short but very interesting clip, he uses the audience (and you can join with the sining!) for a powerful demonstration of the pentatonic (a music scale with 5 notes per octave).

 

 

Musical research and activities.

SLP2- Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

A music activity for you to look at in the afternoons.

SLP1 -Vivaldi

This is a short clip by the BBC that explains the story of music and includes some fun facts.

 

This is a fun song to dance to that incorporates the names and actions of instruments.

Lindsey is an American music educator who has uploaded full music classes on her Youtube Channel click the link to join in.

Music learning also happens when listening to any kind of music or watching a performance. I’ve selected two, but there is plenty more material on Youtube!

 

A fun and easy craft to make at home! Great to develop musical coordination. Can you sing and shake at the same time?

This is a short video where we join George, a child from Sydney, to find out about the elements of an orchestra.