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WB: 1st March

Good morning everybody!
Here is our music assembly learning for this week.

1. In our Ten Pieces work, we’ll be finding out about our new piece for February.
2. In our ‘Singing Assembly’ we are carrying on learning some Body Percussion parts,

3. Then for your Further Listening you can listen to some other pieces of music by Anna Meredith.

Ten Pieces:
We have a new piece to look at for March written by the composer Anna Meredith.
Anna Meredith is a Scottish composer who writes electronic and acoustic music. She likes to work with orchestras, bands and choreographers to create music that uses clapping, stamping, shouting and beatboxing instead of instruments. Her piece Connect It doesn’t feature any instruments at all! 
Find out more on the BBC Ten Piece page:

Singing Assembly
Here is this week’s singing assembly. Once you have watched it, your challenge is to compose and notate your own 4 beat Body Percussion pattern for Dance Monkey.

Sing Assembly - 3rd March.mp4

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Follow up videos
Let Love Shine Through:

Lovely Day:

Dance Monkey:
Here are some different versions of Dance Monkey Body Percussion. You could try them out and get some ideas for your own 4 beat composition. The last one is particularly challenging. I wonder if anyone can do any of the patterns!

Dance Monkey Percusión Corporal_Body Percussion

Practica ritmos cuaternarios con percusión corporal con la canción "Dance Monkey" de Tones and I.

Further listening
Watch this piece of music by Anna Meredith.
What do you notice?
Do you like it? Why? 
What does it make you think and feel?
What do you think Anna Meredith wanted you to think? How did she achieve that with her music and filming?
What instruments can you spot?

You might also like to carry on watching different covers of Dance Monkey that I shared last week: