BODY PERCUSSION WARM UP
At the start of the clip you will see the different patterns to make.
Pause the clip and have a practise first. Especially the green card, which is quite tricky.
Get fluent at the different patterns and then do the whole song.
STUCK, STUCK IN THE MIDDLE
Last week we learnt songs all about going off to war, World War 1 (WW1)
This week we are learning songs that the soldiers sang to keep their spirits up.
To keep them going when they were having a really tough time.
They often used tunes they knew and made up their own lyrics to go with them.
It's called Stuck, stuck in the middle because at this point the soldiers were in their very muddy trenches.
Listen to the lesson and learn the songs. To start CLICK ON THIS LINK
or copy and paste the link below
IN THE TRENCHES MEDLEY
Hush! Here comes a whizz-bang
Hush! Here comes a whizz-bang, Hush! Here comes a whizz-bang,
Now you soldiers get down those stairs, Down in your dug-outs and say your prayers.
Hush! Here comes a whizz-bang, And it's making straight for you, And you'll see all the wonders of No Man's Land If a whizz-bang hits you!
When this lousy war is over
When this lousy war is over No more soldiering for me When I get my civvy clothes on Oh how happy I shall be!
We're here because we're here
We're here because we're here because we're here, because we're here We're here because we're here because we're here, because we're here.
STUCK, STUCK IN THE MIDDLE
Stuck, stuck in the middle Stuck, stuck in the mud Hard as I try To admire the view All I do Is think of you. Stuck, stuck in the middle Just can’t sleep Not a peep All there is for a lullaby Is whizz, bang, thud.
Stuck, stuck in the middle Stuck, stuck in the mire Backwards and forwards We shove and push Waiting for The whizz, bang, whoosh. Stuck, stuck in the middle What a game Such a shame – Home is trenches and bags of sand And old, barbed wire.
Stuck, stuck in the middle Stuck, stuck here in France Helmet and shovel And bayonet – Mustn’t grumble Mustn’t fret. Stuck, stuck in the middle Feel the beat Lift those feet Waltz our way off to Kingdom come... The whizz-bang dance.
COMPOSE your own rhythm pattern to convey a message
Listen to the BUGLE CALLS used by the army to give messages to the troops.
REVEILLE - This is the wake up call. The bugle alarm clock!
ASSEMBLY - means a call to all come together
TO ARMS - a call to defend or make ready for a confrontation
CAVALRY CHARGE - (spelt wrongly on the slide) - is a call for the soldiers on horseback to charge
Listen again and join in the sounds, making the trumpet noise with your voice.
Listen to the drum rhythm patterns that signal to the troops what they need to do.
COMPOSE YOUR OWN
Think of 4 different commands and write them down.
For example, Stand up; get your pencil ready to write, etc.
MAKE UP A SIMPLE RHYTHM PATTERN to represent each command.
TOP TIP - If you are struggling to invent a rhythm then you could use the words in a sentence to help you. For example - Get your pencil ready.
Write them down, next to the command, so you don't forget them.
Stand Up - Tika Tika Tika Tika Ta Ta -
PLAY YOUR RHYTHM
You can then choose how you want to play these.
Either use something for a drum, or you could use different body percussion.
For example, I could PAT the Tika Tika's and then PAT both hands for the first Ta, and CLICK for the 2nd Ta.
TEACH the patterns to someone in your home, so they learn what they mean. Maybe start with just two.
PLAY the patterns and see if they follow your command to do what you have asked.
Have fun with your drum commands.