Unit 1: Let's begin!!!

We can do music with a lot of different things: We can use our own body, or an instrument. We can express music with our voice or with a dance. Now that we grow up, we can start learning things about music. The first thing is to know thet music uses four things: Listening, performance, singing and dancing. This four things are really important to work on music. 

    - Listening is the ability to hear sounds, melodies and musical pieces and understand what is happening there.

    - Performance is the ability to play different instruments, know the techniques to play them and be able to play with other people.

    - Singing is the ability to use our voice as an instrument, making different sounds and melodies.

    - Dancing is the ability to use and move our body following a rhythm.

Listening

Music

Performance

Singing

Dancing

First of all, we have to know which instruments we are going to play. And how to use them and play them beautifully. These are our classroom instruments. You can click on the picture to watch a little video. 

Drum

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Tambourine

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Spanish: Pandereta

It is made of metal and wood.

Its sound is light and high.

It's like a drum with a lot of jingles.

Woodblock

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Spanish: Caja china

It is made of wood.

Its sound is short and high.

It's always played with a stick.

Maraca

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Spanish: Maraca

It is made of wood.

Its sound is short and high.

Normally, it's played in pairs.

Triangle

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Spanish: Triángulo

It is made of metal.

Its sound is long and high.

It's always played with a stick.

Zills

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Spanish: Crótalos

It is made of metal.

Its sound is long and high.

It must be played clashing against each other.

Claves

Spanish: Claves

It is made of wood.

Its sound is short and high.

It's played clashing against each other, in pairs.

Jingle Bells

Spanish: Cascabeles.

It is made of metal.

Its sound is short and high.

It can be played by shaking or beating.

Spanish: Pandero

It is made of leather and wood.

Its sound is deep and low.

Sometimes it's played with a stick.

Mirror Game:

In this game, you must follow the moves of other people, being their mirrors. Be careful with your left/right!!

Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Song

Golden Apple Quartet - Marcha gastronómica

Pérez Prados - Mambo Nº8

Song: Old McDonald had a farm

Old McDonald had a farm
e, i e i o.
And on that farm he had a pig
e, i e i o.
With an oink oink here
oink oink there
here an oink there an oink
everywhere an oink oink.
Old McDonald had a farm
e, i e i o.

Duck

Horse

Sheep

Cow

Turkey

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