Songs & Scores - Call and Response Songs
Starter & Plenary Activities
Learning, Listening, Composing & Evaluating Activities
Supporting Activities - Cover & Homework

“Voiceworks” is all about using the voice and singing.  This “bumper” 10-lesson unit can be taught in separate or selected “paired” lessons with each “pair” of lessons exploring a different style of singing or using the voice.  This

unit includes “pairs” of lessons on call and response songs, rounds, songs with an ostinato accompaniment, part-songs and how the voice can be used in a variety of different ways.  Learning is developed through a wide variety of songs and chants from different times and places.  Pupils learn about vocal harmonies and textures developing an understanding of the voice, how it works, breath control and vocal registers.

Element Focus - Pitch, Texture, Melody & Harmony, Structure & Form

Year 7 Unit 11 - Voiceworks

Songs & Scores - Rounds
Songs - Songs with Ostinato Accompaniments
Songs - Part Songs

BBC Sing

Lots of great resources (including videos)

for warm-ups, breathing and especially the videos contained in

“How a Choir Works”

Scores

Audacity

Free Audio Editor and Recorder - ideal for using ICT for vocal effects and manipulation in lessons 9 and 10

MAGIX

Free downloads on MAGIX Music Maker - another good way of using ICT to change vocal effects!

Exploring Vocal Textures & Singing

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Song Sheet 1 - “Tongo”

 

(Song Example on  Audio 1 & MIDI 1)

 

Song Sheet 2 - “Down by the Bay”

Score 1 - “Down by the Bay”

(Piano Accompaniment)

(MIDI 2 - Song Melody (both parts); MIDI 3 - Piano Accompaniment)

Song Sheet 3 - “Hill an Gully”

 

(MIDI 6 - Song Melody (both parts)

 

(Accompaniments and further teaching resources available from Sing Up! WWW web link)

Song Sheet 4 - “Summer Nights”

 

(Song Example on  Audio 3 & MIDI 7)

 

 

Song Sheet 6 - “Abeeyo”  (Song Example on  Audio 9)

 

(Taken from Year 7 Unit 1 - “Night and Day”)

Song Sheet 7 - “Nsansa Censele” & Score 2 - “Nsansa Censele”

(Piano Accompaniment) (Song Example on  MIDI 13 with Piano Accompaniment on MIDI 14)

(Taken from Year 7 Unit 3 - “Form & Structure”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 1

Singing Brainstorm Ideas

Starter/Plenary 2

Occasions for Singing card sort

Starter/Plenary 3

Voices Keywords Fill in Missing Words

Starter/Plenary 4

“Clap, Stamp, Slap, Click!”

(MIDI 4 - Melody; MIDI 5 - As a round)

Starter/Plenary 5

Vocal Chords

Poster

Starter/Plenary 6

Key Words Matching

(covers key words from lessons 1-4)

Starter/Plenary 7

Boom Chicka Boom

(Ever popular Vocal warm-up!)

Starter/Plenary 8

Vocal Chants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 1

Voices Together Listening

 

(Uses Audio 2)

Worksheet 2

Composing a Call and Response Song

 

(Uses Audio 8)

Worksheet 3

Roundabout Composing a Round

Worksheet 4

Roundabout

Evaluating Round Compositions

Worksheet 5

Ten Green Bottles Composing a Vocal Ostinato

(Uses Audio 4)

Worksheet 6

Listening to Vocal Chants

 

(Uses Audio 5)

Worksheet 7

Listening to Song of the Plains

 

(Uses Audio 7)

Worksheet 8

Composing a piece of Experimental Vocal Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover/Homework 1

Voiceworks Key Words Wordsearch

Cover/Homework 2

Vocal Music & Singing

Cover/Homework 3

Voices & The Choir

Cover/Homework 4

Call and Response Song Assessment

Cover/Homework 5

Song Analysis

Score 5

Ooh Ah Crunch

Scheme of Work

Lesson Plan (PDF)

Lesson Plan (DOC)

Lesson Bundles (ZIP)

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Lesson 1

Exploring Call & Response Songs

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson 1

Resource Bundle

Lesson 2

Exploring Call & Response Songs

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson 2

Resource Bundle

Lesson 3

Exploring Rounds

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson 3

Resource Bundle

Lesson 4

Exploring Rounds

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson 4

Resource Bundle

Lesson 5

Exploring Songs with Ostinato Accompaniment & Vocal Chants

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson 5

Resource Bundle

Lesson 6

Exploring Songs with Ostinato Accompaniment & Vocal Chants

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson 6

Resource Bundle

Lesson 7

Exploring Part-Singing

Lesson Plan 7

Lesson Plan 7

Lesson 7

Resource Bundle

Lesson 8

Exploring Part-Singing

Lesson Plan 8

Lesson Plan 8

Lesson 8

Resource Bundle

Lesson 9

Exploring how the voice can be used in different ways

Lesson Plan 9

Lesson Plan 9

Lesson 9

Resource Bundle

Lesson 10

Exploring how the voice can be used in different ways

Lesson Plan 10

Lesson Plan 10

Lesson 10

Resource Bundle

 

 

 

Song Sheet 5 - Rounds

MIDI 8 - Row, row your Boat; MIDI 9 - London’s Burning; MIDI 10 - Canoe Round;

MIDI 11 - Hey Ho Nobody Home; MIDI 12 - Banuwa

Score 3 - “Round in the Dorian Mode”  (Example on  MIDI 15)

Score 4 - “3 Part Round in C”

(Example on  MIDI 16)

 

 

 

Song Sheet 8 - “Nanuma”

 

(MIDI 17 - Song Melody & MIDI 18 - Ostinato & Melody with Ostinato)

(Accompaniments and further teaching resources available from Sing Up! WWW web link)

Song Sheet 9 - “I love the Flowers”

 

(MIDI 19 - Song Melody & MIDI 20 - Ostinato & Melody with Ostinato)

(Accompaniments and further teaching resources available from Sing Up! WWW web link)

Song Sheet 10 - “Zum Gali Gali”

 

(MIDI 21 - Song Melody & MIDI 22 - Ostiato & Melody with Ostinato)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 9

Listening to Voices

Card Sort

(Uses Audio 6)

Audio 11

Unison or Harmony Quiz

 

(5 short extracts)

Starter/Plenary 10 “Berio: Sequenza III”

 

(Uses Audio 13)

Video 1

“Naturally Seven - In the Air Tonight”

Video 2

“Cathy Berberian - Stripsody”

 

(Audio track only on

Audio 12)

Starter/Plenary 11 Graphic Symbols for Vocal Improvisation

Starter/Plenary 12 How Shall We Sing? Two Dice to Make

Starter/Plenary 13 “Lickety Split”

 

(Call & Response Vocal Warm-Up)

 

 

 

 

 

Song Sheet 11 - “The Hand Jive”

 

(MIDI 23 - Parts 1, 2 & 3 separately repeated twice then three parts together repeated twice )

Song Sheet 12 - “Rock’n’Roll”

 

(MIDI 24 - Parts 1, 2 & 3 separately)

(MIDI 25 - 3 parts together repeated twice)

Song Sheet 13 - “Bottle of Pop”

 

(MIDI 26 - Parts 1, 2 & 3 separately repeated then three parts together )

Song Sheet 14 - “Wartime Medley”

 

(MIDI 27 - Parts 1 & 2 separately then together)

(Song example on Audio 14)

Song Sheet 15 - “Vuma Phumelela”

 

(MIDI 28 - 3 Parts together)

(Song Example on Audio 10)