Y5 Music Lesson - Week 2 - 27.04.20

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well. Please carry on doing the music activities you enjoy that I have already posted, as well the new ones.

Each week I will be building on from the week before, as well as adding new posts.

Lets start today with a body percussion warm up. Follow the notation in the clip.

Read ahead so you know what's next, and listen carefully to the music.

NOTE - the clip is a bit slower than the music, so if you read the notation and just go ahead, keeping in time with music you'll be fine.


Greensleeves is very famous song from the Tudor times, it is well known and still sung today.

It has six beats in the bar, which means when you need to count 1 2 3 4 5 6.

Use the clip below to do the following activities.


Keep the beat/pulse by doing these actions. Count 1 2 3 4 5 6 in your head as you do them.

Stamp - Pat - Clap - Shoulders - Head - Click

CHALLENGE - Change up the actions, add your own, or make a different pattern to do.


Clap every 1st and 4th beat. Don't forget to count to six each time. 1 2 3 4 5 6


Play every 1st and 4th beat with an instrument.

A drum or a tambourine/shaker would sound good. Find something that makes these sounds.


Use body percussion to mark every 1st and 4th beat - for example, Stamp 2 3 Pat 5 6


mix it up by using an instrument and body percussion

3. OSTINATO RHYTHM - repeated rhythm

Choose either a sentence, or part of the sentence from the song.

Play it as a repeated rhythm (ostinato) throughout the song.

For example, you could clap the rhythm of 'You do me wrong'

Or 'Greensleeves was all my joy'

NOTE - make sure you play/clap the rhythm how it is being sung.

Alas, my love, you do me wrong,

To cast me off discourteously;

For I have loved you for so long,

Delighting in your company

Greensleeves was all my joy,

Greensleeves was my delight

Greensleeves, was my heart of gold

And who but my Lady Greensleeves.

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