How can we use our body as an instrument?

In this lesson, we will explore how to create lots of different body percussion sounds, and compose and perform our own body percussion section.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of these sentences best describes expression in music?

1/5

Q2.Expression can include dynamics, articulation, timbre and...

2/5

Q3.Why should we smile when we sing a happy song?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following best describes a musical phrase?

4/5

Q5.Which phrases in 'Bring me little water Sylvie' had the same lyrics?

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of these sentences best describes expression in music?

1/5

Q2.Expression can include dynamics, articulation, timbre and...

2/5

Q3.Why should we smile when we sing a happy song?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following best describes a musical phrase?

4/5

Q5.Which phrases in 'Bring me little water Sylvie' had the same lyrics?

5/5

Video

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Exploring more advanced body percussion techniques

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is body percussion?

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Q2.Why is it important to establish a clear pulse?

2/5

Q3.Why is it important to use a count in?

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Q4.Which 2 body percussion sounds did we use in the intro and the outro?

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Q5.Which body percussion sound did we add into the main groove?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Exploring more advanced body percussion techniques

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is body percussion?

1/5

Q2.Why is it important to establish a clear pulse?

2/5

Q3.Why is it important to use a count in?

3/5

Q4.Which 2 body percussion sounds did we use in the intro and the outro?

4/5

Q5.Which body percussion sound did we add into the main groove?

5/5

Lesson summary: How can we use our body as an instrument?

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Time to move!

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