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Year 7 Unit 4 - Folk Music

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Exploring Musical Arrangements

During this unit, pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of folk music as a musical genre.  This unit also develops pupils’ ability to analyse, create and perform their own musical arrangements of traditional folk songs. They listen to examples of folk music from different times and different places and compare the use of instruments, musical elements and compositional devices used.  Pupils will perform as part of small ensembles and arrange their own folk songs using features they have learned from the unit.

Element Focus - Pitch, Melody & Harmony

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Song Sheet 4 Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Song Accompaniment on Audio 10

Song Sheet 5 The Miller of Dee

The Miller of Dee

Song Accompaniment on Audio 12

Song Sheet 6 Scarborough Fair

Score 3 Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair

Song Accompaniment on Audio 13

Scarborough Fair Accompaniments and further teaching resources available from Sing Up! WWW web link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song Sheet 2 Soldier, Soldier

Score 2 Soldier, Soldier

Piano Accompaniment

Score 2a Soldier, Soldier

Chords & Bass Line

Soldier, Soldier

Song Accompaniment on Audio 9

Song Sheet 3 My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

MIDI 7

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

Song Melody

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

Song Accompaniment on Audio 11

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean Accompaniments and further teaching resources available from Sing Up! WWW web link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song sheet 1 Drunken Sailor

Score 1 Drunken Sailor

Melody, Guitar and Keyboard Chords, Percussion and Descant Parts 1 & 2

MIDI 1

Drunken Sailor

Song Melody

(Verse & Refrain)

MIDI 2

Drunken Sailor

Vocal Riff 1

MIDI 3

Drunken Sailor

Vocal Riff 2

MIDI 4

Drunken Sailor

Vocal Riff 3

MIDI 5

Drunken Sailor

Descant Part 1

MIDI 6

Drunken Sailor

Descant Part 2

Drunken Sailor Accompaniments and further teaching resources available from Sing Up!

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Starter/Plenary 6

Folk Music

Word Search

Starter/Plenary 7

Listening to World Folk

Music Card Sort

 

(Uses Audio 17)

Starter/Plenary 8

My Folk Music

Learning

 

 

 

Cover/Homework 1

English Folk Music

 

(Optional External Fact Sheets & Questions)

Cover/Homework 2

The Guitar Family

 

(Optional External Cover/Homework on Banjo & Mandolin)

Cover/Homework 3

Folk Music Questions

 

 

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 1

Listening to Folk Music Card Sort

 

(Uses Audios 1-4 )

Starter/Plenary 2

Folk Instruments

Picture Matching

(Optional Activity using Audio 14 )

Starter/Plenary 3

Folk Music Keyword Definition Dominoes

Starter/Plenary 4

The Acoustic Guitar

Starter/Plenary 5

Listening to Folk Music by The Corrs

(Uses Audio  5 & 6 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video 3

Introducing

Folk Music

Worksheet 1

English Morris Music

 

(Uses Audio 15 & 16) 

 

(Video 1 - Gloucestershire Morris Men; Video 2 - Morris Stick Dance)

Worksheet 2

Sea Shanty Evaluation

Worksheet 3

Evaluating

Scarborough Fair

Arrangements

Worksheet 4

Listening to Folk Music

from the British Isles

 

(Uses Audio 7 & 8)

Worksheet 5 Arranging a Folk Song

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Lesson 1

Exploring Folk Music

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson 1

Resource Bundle

Lesson 2

Exploring a Sea Shanty Arrangement

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson 2

Resource Bundle

Lesson 3

Exploring a Class Folk Song Arrangement

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson 3

Resource Bundle

Lesson 4

Exploring how Chords are used in a Folk Song

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson 4

Resource Bundle

Lesson 5

Exploring how Chords can be  Performed a to a traditional English Folk Song

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson 5

Resource Bundle

Lesson 6

Exploring how a a Folk Song can be

Arranged

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson 6

Resource Bundle

Lesson 7

Performing a Folk Song Arrangement and learning more about Folk Music

Lesson Plan 7

Lesson Plan 7

Lesson 7

Resource Bundle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y7U4 “Drunken Sailor” Performances
“IN ACTION”

Track Listings, Analysis and AFL Supporting Notes

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 1

Level 2

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 2

Lower

Level 3

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 3

Higher

Level 3

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 4

Lower

Level 4

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 5

Higher

Level 4

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 6

Lower

Level 5

Soldier, Soldier

Pupil Audio 7

Level 2

 

 

 

 

 

Soldier, Solider

Pupil Audio 8

Level 3

Soldier, Solider

Pupil Audio 9

Level 4

Scarborough Fair

Pupil Audio 10

Level 2

Scarborough Fair

Pupil Audio 11

Level 3

Scarborough Fair

Pupil Audio 12

Level 4