Warming up to sing

How do you warm up before you sing?

Tuning

How do you sing in tune in a choir?

Phrasing

How do you add feelings to your choral singing?

Communication and Expression

What do your conductor's hand movements mean when you're singing in a choir?

Ensemble

How do you make a choir of many voices sound like one voice?

Diction

How do you pronounce your words when singing in a choir?

Somewhere Only We Know

Hear the full performance of Somewhere Only We Know

The Rhythm of Life

Hear our choir perform The Rhythm of Life in full.

What are pulse and rhythm?

The band start their journey to composing their own song with some help from Anna Meredith.

What are duration and tempo?

Beethoven helps the band learn how to use duration and tempo to add variety to their song.

What are melody and pitch?

The band's song is missing a tune, luckily Bob Marley is here to help out.

What is harmony?

Kerry Andrew shows the band how using harmonies can make their song more interesting.

What is texture?

Nitin Sawhney takes the band on an adventure around the world to layer new sounds in their music.

What are dynamics?

The band's song is starting to sound boring until Tchaikovsky comes along with the canons

What is structure?

Elvis Presley teaches the band how to structure a pop song that people can't forget

What is notation?

The band keep forgetting their song but Bach is here with some top tips for writing music down

How does music make you feel?

Nina Simone shows the band how to add emotion into their song

What is musical performance?

Find out about musical performance.

What is composition?

Find out how to make up your own music.

Bitesize music quiz: round two

Are you a crescendo champion or a notation novice? Find out in the second part of the Bitesize Primary Music quiz!