I wanted to share some Bowie with the
Kindergarten Music Club this week, and the vote from my own children was for Changes. My theory is that the kids like this one because of the ‘ch ch ch’ refrain – they are, after all, big fans of repetitive sounds in popular music.
So for the listening section of our class today, we:
learned a little about David Bowie and looked at some pictures of his different styles and musical identities
Changes using this very simple listening guide that I put together to help us identify the instruments and recognise the structure.
And while I worked individually with the kids on their recorders the rest of the group designed themselves a pop musician ‘look’ using
this blank person template.
What a fun lesson, and what great music – thanks, David Bowie!
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The Family and Friends Music Club is venturing into the real world!
I’m launching group music classes for young children next week and will be adding private piano lessons later in the month. Please take a look at the
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