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Week beginning 18.01.21

This Unit is focusing on recognizing style indicators of Reggae music. 


You will need to use the link above, and log in to Charanga using your log in details, which are in your Home/School message book.



The section is called Three Little Birds. This week, we are listening and appraising the track 'Small People by Ziggy Marley', the eldest son of Bob Marley. Click on the picture titled "Three Little Birds", then launch Step 3. Do you think Ziggy Marley sounds like his father?


Now work through the activities on the right hand side. 


For an extra challenge, try using the documents below to help with your music appraisal, and learn more about Reggae music!

Questions and answers to help with your music appraisal.

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.   ♪♫♪♫♪♫