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Music Department in Review – 16 November – 20 November

24 November 2015

With Christmas just around the corner, it doesn't seem that long ago since The Juilliard School teaching artist and Cellist Andrea Lee visited us back in Halloween. Pictures of Andrea’s visit can be viewed here.

  • Stephen Davies

In the meantime, here’s a brief update on what our year groups learnt last week in class.

Year 1 have been continuing their focus on the keyboard using some of the excellent resources recently added to the Julliard toolbox.

Year 2 experienced dotted rhythms within a Juilliard core work Violin concerto by Mendelssohn.

Year 3 discovered the meaning of ostinato through their continued exploration of the Stravinsky core work.

Year 4 finally got to experience bowing on their cellos which has been eagerly awaited over the past few weeks of purely pizzicato playing.

Our Year 5 students are learning to combine their chord ukulele playing with a sung melody of a popular tune.

And finally, our Year 6 students have been laying the foundation for a Gustav Holst inspired composition by researching and then designing their own planets.

Have a great week everyone.

Stephen Davies, Music Teacher