"AMAZING GRACE, MY CHAINS ARE GONE"
-it literally AMAZES me what a profound emotional response our children have to this wonderful modern version – from passionately singing the choruses to literally being so calm at the end that you could hear a pin drop!!
This link will take you to a YouTube film with lyrics AND guitar chords :- )
So PLEASE, all our Rocksteady Rock Stars & other fantastic musicians, do play along too!
(P.S. I also found this BEAUTIFUL a capella version to continue to inspire
your beatboxing & vocal instrumental sounds as well!)
DR. KNICKERBOCKER – NUMBER 9!
Can you join in with the rhythm of your hands etc?!
It’s a fabulous workout for you & your family!!
KYE KYE KULE
If you download the sheet music, maybe you can sing AND play this Ghanaian action song on all your instruments too?
Naturally 7’s BEAUTIFUL version of Coldplay’s Fix You
I hope you enjoy this song & that it inspires you to mimic musical instruments with your voice.
It is quite incredible to believe when listening that ALL the sounds in the recording
are created by the human voice – especially the electric guitars & drums!
Hopefully you’ll remember the recordings of your school friends’ new beatboxing patterns? Maybe you could learn a different one as well (or even compose a rhythm yourself?!!)
Be sure to try and ‘Air Drum’ along too, tapping your Right Foot to sound like the Bass drum’s “B” / your Right hand “ts” mimicking the Hi hat’s two cymbals, whilst your Left hand “C” imitates your snare drums!!
Finally, how about writing rap poems to accompany your own Beatbox airdrummed rhythms!!
Take a look at me – a penguin you will see!!
PENGUINS ATTENTION!! PENGUINS BEGIN!!
Our final (&most difficult yet!!) African Body drumming - The Respectful Step
Once again, as you body drum, do remember to chant these instructions
to remind you of its actions & rhythm pattern.
"Right "(step) “and Clap”
"1, 2, 3" (tapping knees) “Left” (foot) “Clap” “Ankle” (left hand touches Right ankle)
"Right "(step) "Right "(step) “Clap
"1, 2, 3" (tapping knees) “Left” (foot) "Back" (clap behind) “Ooooh!”
...I really hope you’re busy composing your own Body Drumming Steps? Have you noticed what wonderful Human qualities Tribal Groove’s Steps celebrate? (Patience, Truthfulness & Respect) I wonder what name you’ll give yours? …I’m so looking forward to YOU teaching ME!!
Joy of the Holy Spirit – MORE singing & signing!!
Bind us together, Lord
…Being safe at home gives you LOADS more extra time to practise ALL your instruments EVERY DAY.
I hope you’ve enjoyed remembering ‘Hot Cross Buns’ & ‘As I kneel before you’ from our recorder lessons?
(Sheet music downloadable from our French/Music page)
Practising a tune a day on any instrument will improve your playing amazingly!
PLUS you’ll notice on this music that there are guitar/ukulele etc chords AND a page of harmonies, so please work on it hard with ALL your instruments and any other family members who can play or sing along!!
The Voice Foundation’s Virtual Singing Assembly (every week day, 1pm #VFVirtualSing)
A lovely 10 minute active vocal workout for you, introducing the type of songs & activities our children enjoy in their Music lessons
Live link available at https://www.voices.org.uk/
...& here by popular demand… “RAINBOW” by Matthew Lien – more singing and SIGNING!!
Countless children have requested that I post a link to this wonderful song which we enjoy so regularly and frequently in school.
Hopefully they’ll be able to teach you the sign language we use as we sing,
PLUS there are an extra 4 lines before the final chorus that would be a lovely new addition to the song
for when we all sing it together again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x-4HGi3S2o
HAPPY HALF TERM – THE TELEPHONE GAME
Hail Mary - singing and SIGNING!!
Please enjoy one of our favourite hymn-prayers with your families. If you copy & paste the following link, it will open Mike Stanley’s beautiful “Hail Mary” song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PglEF7mTf2E
You all know the words, so can you now learn the SIGN LANGUAGE to go with them?!
Ave Maria, gratia plena... As I kneel before you
Another African Body drumming Challenge - The Truthfulness Step
"Right "(step) “Clap” "Left" (step) "Left" (step) “Clap” “Duh Duh” (thigh taps) x3
"Right "(step) “Clap” "fold" “Up” (arms)
“Down" (arms again) “Slap” (thighs)
"Left" (step) "Back" (clap behind)
...Maybe you’ll be inspired to compose your own Body Drumming Step? I’d love to learn some new ones!!
Down in the Jungle
Fun French & Music for Everyone! Gouzi-Gouzi (the French Hokey Cokey)
Fun French & Music for Everyone! Jump Jim Joe!
African Body drumming - The Patience Step
"Right "(step) "1234" (thigh taps) "Left" (step) "and clap" (hands)
"Right "(step) " thighs" (tap both) "clap" (hands) "fold" (arms) "up and down" (arms again)