Here is a recording of some drumming music by Year 8 pupils.
Leave a comment below and answer the following questions;
- In lesson it was said that African people play African Music and African-American people often play Jazz. What is the connection between African music and Jazz?
- What musical characteristics are used in both African music and Jazz?
- How do you think one developed into the another?
This is a recording from a year 8 lesson. We’ve been working on producing cross-rhythms using djembe drums. A cross-rhythm is where there are two or more rhythms that are played in different metre (i.e. one in duple time and one in triple time, or triples over quavers). We often refer to this as”3 over 2″. It is a common element of both West African music and Jazz.
This recording is the product of 3 lessons and involves 8 players playing a “3 over 2” cross rhythm
Here are two pieces of music. One is by world famous minimalist and film composer Philip Glass and the other is a composition from a pupil. It is clear that the pupil piece is based on some of the ideas of augmentation and diminution that are found in the Glass piece.
Philip Glass: Metamorphosis 1
Listen to both of these pieces and make specific comments about how the pupil has used harmony, dynamics and rhythm. Then, give the pupil two very specific, small, achievable targets to help them get to an A* grade.
This piece of music is being written in a minimalist style. Make comments about the music to help it get a B grade. Use the Edexcel mark scheme and what you know of Steve Reich’s music to guide your advice.
Here is an example of some fusion music:
here is another chart giving an overview of club dance music
This is a chart showing the major influences on different types of club dances styles.
I finally did it! The audio and video feed is now available on the right hand side (under Audio & video). Just click on each link.
Alternatively (and I think that this is the best way) you can subscribe to the podcast in itunes. Once in iTunes go to “Advanced” -> “Subscribe to Podcast” and then enter this address into the box: http://www.switchpod.com/users/camsmusic/feed.xml
I hope it helps!