Parachutes outdoors are great!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Music in the Woods

Each group of pupils worked on recreating music from their chosed culture/tribe in the woods yesterday morning.  Having already listened to music from each culture and selected appropriate instuments, we set off into the woods. 

First we sat in a circle and I drummed a rhythm which pupils copied.  Then I played a Scottish song on my penny whistle while they drummed along, before thinking about the music of Aborigines, Amazonian Indians, Maasai (voices only) and Native Americans. 

With groups spread through the woods it sounded like a global tribal festival with amazing and sometimes beautiful sounds echoing through the trees and glimpses of people dancing and the sounds of laughter and enjoyment.

We finish with a performance from each group - I loved this morning....

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