KS1 Music: Instruments Together

This five-part audio unit provides a structured, fun introduction to the world of instruments and how they work. See the Introduction below or go to the Teacher's Notes for full details.

1. Tip tap, tickle-tickle, bip bap, bong!
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2. Blow, blow, blow
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3. Twang those strings
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4. Raise our voices to the sky!
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5. Instruments together
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Teacher's Notes
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Introduction

This series of KS1 Music focuses on instruments: how they work and the sounds they make. Each programme in the series highlights a group of instruments, starting with percussion.

'Tip tap, tickle-tickle, bip bap, bong!’ is a spoken chant which links body-percussion with classroom percussion. Next, ‘Blow, blow, blow’ is a gentle song relating wind and weather sounds to how different wind instruments create their sounds in the air. Then ‘Twang those strings’ introduces the diversity of string-sounds from guitars, ukuleles and the violin family. In ‘Raise our voices to the sky!’ the children find out about the voice as an instrument and discover a rich mix of keyboard sounds and sound-waves from the piano. The final song,‘Instruments together’, is a lively combination of every kind of sound with the emphasis on catchy, syncopated rhythms and performing together...it can make a great dance too!