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This half term, we are reviewing all of the learning you have been doing this school year. Log in to your Charanga account, and select any of the units you have enjoyed, and have fun working through the activities. 

Remember, when you are discussing the music, you need to use the musical vocabulary that you have learned in school. Here is a list of the words you need to know and their definitions:

 

Pulse - the strong beat in the music

 

Rhythm - this is a repeated pattern of sound

 

Pitch - the frequency of the sound, is it high, like a smoke alarm, or low, like a motorbike?

 

Dynamics - this is the difference and change in volume of notes. They might be soft, light sounds or big, powerful sounds. 

 

Tempo - the speed of the music

 

Timbre - the quality of the tone which is like the "voice" of a musical instrument. You can tell an electric guitar by the timbre of the notes. A guitar has a very different timbre to a violin.

 

Structure - how the song is put together. It could have a verse, then a chorus, repeated throughout. Other songs have a middle section called a bridge, which sounds a little different from the rest of the song.

 

Texture - how the different layers of sound come together in a piece of music. A song might have a thin texture, with a vocal and a piano, or it may be thick, with many voices and a number of different instruments playing together.

 

Notation - the way we write music down so that we can read and sing or play it. In music lessons you have seen musical notes on a staff, with notation added.   ♪♫♪♫♪♫

 

 

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