Monday, 16 February 2015

It's Treaty Time

'The Magical Melody Tree' is getting more and more leaves each lesson as Puriri children learn to use their singing voice instead of their talking voice in the Hello song!

Each class has also been working on a classroom Music Treaty, so that we can all agree on the right ways to behave in Music!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Welcome to Music in 2015

It's Junior Music time again!


Welcome back Grey Lynn children. I hope you had a good holiday and a special welcome to all you new entrants coming to Music this term!

This year the first thing you will notice when you step into the music room is the 'Magical Melody Tree'. Our school theme for 2015 is 'Sustainability' and we all know trees are very important for sustaining life on the earth. BUT the 'Magical Melody Tree' is different to all other trees. It loves melody and grows new leaves when it hears children singing beautifully!

See you in class!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

I'm Yours by Totara Team!

Hi everyone! This is the final blog post for this year. The Totara Team at Grey Lynn have been learning ukulele and a few chords on metallophones this term. Each group chose to make an introduction or arrangement of the song 'I'm Yours' for their end of term task. This is my 'favourites' edit!

I'm Yours from Rosalind Mason on Vimeo.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Totara Musical Elements Bands

Recently in Totara music we have been learning about the musical elements. We used what we learned about timbre, texture and structure to improve the quality of our rhythm compositions.

Look out for our audio and video performances soon to appear at The Music Room!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Rm 3 discover 'London's Burning!'

On 5 June Room 3 put 4 beats into their carriage of the Music Train. Clapped through all of the carriages on the Train and were off on another Journey to discover the music of the world.

The music train clap from Rosalind Mason on Vimeo.

They ended up in London in 1666 where a dreadful fire was raging.
Room 3 learned to sing London's Burning as a round.

London's Burning! from Rosalind Mason on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

 Room 2 in Never-Neverland

Today Room 2 went on the Music Train to Never-Neverland

We listened to music from the musical version of Peter Pan and practised performing the role of Lost Boys.

The Lost Boys from Rosalind Mason on Vimeo.

We thought about which instruments we would choose for Tinkerbell music and also what we would choose for Captain Hook music.

We thought Tinkerbell should have high tinkly sounding instruments because she is little and magical.

Tinkerbell Music from Rosalind Mason on Vimeo.

We chose low sounds and sharp sounds for Captain Hook because he is big and bad. The boys' music for Captain Hook is exciting and full of action.

Captain Hook Music from Rosalind Mason on Vimeo.