Performing Activities - Songs & Scores
Learning, Listening, Composing & Evaluating Activities

This unit begins by looking at how “junk” and “recyclable” objects can be used as percussion instruments and explores the different timbres available from these non-conventional sound sources.  Pupils watch and listen to a number of performances by percussion groups such as STOMP and Weapons of Sound, to see how they have used “junk” objects to create percussive pieces using elements of music such as rhythm, ostinato, beat/pulse, how a piece is structured and how different “junk” percussion timbres have been selected and combined to create an intended effect.  Pupils create their own “junk” percussion piece - here, the stimulus is “The Kitchen”, but this can be adapted to other musical or non-musical starting points. 

Element Focus - Rhythm, Texture, Timbre & Dynamics, Form & Structure

Year 8 Unit 5 - Recycled Rhythms

Starter & Plenary Activities
Supporting Activities - Cover & Homework

Exploring Ostinato & Junk Percussion

STOMP

Website of the junk

percussion group STOMP

Also see STOMP London

Weapons of Sound

The original junk percussion band since 1993

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Score 1

Weapons of Sound - Tommy

Audio 2

Weapons of Sound - Tommy

MIDI 1

Weapons of Sound -Tommy - Bass Line Melodic Ostinato

Score 2

Curry House

Rhythm Cards

Audio 4

Curry House

Rhythms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 1

Everyday Objects, Everyday Music

 

(uses Audio 1)

Worksheet 2

“The Kitchen”

Composing Sheet

Worksheet 3

“The Kitchen”

Evaluation Sheet

Worksheet 4

Order Please? Listening Sheet

(uses Audios 4 & 5)

Video 10

“Scrapheap Orchestra”

Part 1

(14:49)

Video 11

“Scrapheap Orchestra”

Part 2

(14:48)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video 12

“Scrapheap Orchestra”

Part 3

(14:54)

Video 13

“Scrapheap Orchestra”

Part 4

(14:56)

Video 14

“Scrapheap Orchestra”

Part 5

(15:00)

Video 15

“Scrapheap Orchestra”

Part 6

(14:55)

 

 

Scheme of Work

Lesson Plan (PDF)

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Lesson 1

Exploring Junk Percussion Timbres

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson 1

Resource Bundle

Lesson 2

Exploring Ostinato

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson 2

Resource Bundle

Lesson 3

Exploring Rhythmic Ostinato Patterns

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson 3

Resource Bundle

Lessons 4 & 5

Composing a Junk Percussion Piece

Lesson Plans

 4 & 5

Lesson Plans

4 & 5

Lessons 4 & 5

Resource Bundle

Lesson 6

Performing and Evaluating a Junk Percussion Piece

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson 6

Resource Bundle

 

 

Cover/Homework 1

Learning about STOMP!

Cover/Homework 2

The Junkman and His Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video 1

STOMP Out Loud

Suspension

Video 2

STOMP Out Loud

The Truck

Video 3

STOMP Out Loud

Brooms

Video 4

STOMP Out Loud

The Shack

Video 5

STOMP Out Loud

Basketballs

Video 6

STOMP Out Loud

The Kitchen

Video 7

STOMP Out Loud

Brooms (Full Version)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 1

Plenary - STOMP!

Starter/Plenary 2

MC Indian Take Away Menu

Video 8

Weapons of Sound

Fish Bucket

Starter/Plenary 3

Weapons of Sound

Fish Bucket

Cue Cards

Starter/Plenary 4

Listening to Music which uses Ostinato

 

(uses Audio 3)

Starter/Plenary 5

STOMP! True or False Quiz

Video 9

Kitchen Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 6

My Recycled Rhythms Learning