Recommended links

Dip into our curated set of inspiring videos to watch and take part in

Vocal harmony 

Treats for your ears, heart and soul.

Nature Boy Södermalm Sessions (live) - By Eden Ahbez, arr and performed by The Real Group
https://youtu.be/jDsjZXrYIZk

Tainted Love - By Ed Cobb, arr by Gitika Partington and performed by The Dialing Tone Chorus
https://youtu.be/1hjLaxohUPA

A Minor Place - By Bonnie Prince Billy, arr. and performed by Mouthful
https://youtu.be/qEw6bfpWr2U

Hallelujah - By Leonard Cohen, arr by Ralf Schmitt and performed by Roedean School in South Africa
https://youtu.be/3y51WWrYodI

Say Something (for Fifth Harmony) - By A Great Big World, arr by Gregg Breinberg and performed by PS22 Chorus
https://youtu.be/nMdNi7F3piE

Sing along with...

#Feelgoodfiffteen
New LIVE weekly singing session for children aged 4 to 11 at 9 a.m. on Tuesday mornings on Sing Up at Home. Take part at home or in school. Teachers you can embed this link on your Google classroom, Teams or VLE. Join in live, catch up or rewatch in the archive.

Song of the week video archive is here.

Create your own virtual choir video

The basics: This is a brilliantly clear set of instructions about the basics of creating a Virtual Choir video by Julie Gaulke.

More info about video editing:
If you are using Final Cut Julie Gaulke's YouTube channel has a more detailed tutorial specifically about editing video.

If you are using iMovie, here are two different approaches by Danville Highschool Bands:
https://youtu.be/KCYWjZOAe68 and https://youtu.be/2gtazh8EoSA

Body Percussion inspiration

Music With No Instruments? Beatboxing vs Body Beats!
Record breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo and ex-STOMP performer Ollie Tunmer from Beat Goes On present a beatbox & body percussion masterclass - part battle, part duet, here’s how to make music when the only instrument is your body and your voice.

Body percussion duet by Beat Goes On
Ollie Tunmer and Anna Llombart work on a duet in this great clip. If you're inspired to learn more see the link below.

Body Percussion Play-Along
Challenge yourself with these brilliant play-along videos for popular songs. They use simple notation to teach you how to use your body as a drum set.

Body Avlaia Group - In the Hall Of The Mountain King by Grieg
Get inside the rhythm of a classical piece of music with body percussion.

Singing with Body Percussion

Wellerman Sea Shanty with Body Percussion byRob Kitchen Music

Gondwana Voices perform Ratok Duek
Gondwana Voices is Australia’s national choir for treble singers aged 10-17. They specialise in contemporary Australian repertoire and have an international reputation for performances of outstanding musicianship.

Pentatonix sing White winter hymnal
Lovely cover of The Fleet Foxes song and it's trickier than you think!

Hambone by John Dee Holeman and Dom Fleming
Watch the techniques of Hambone (rhythmic knee and chest slapping) and then make up your own pattern and rhymes.

Music Lessons

#CanDoMusic 
List of advice and free resources provided by a huge range of Music Education Organisations to support children, young people and schools to keep doing music during Covid19.

Beatbox adventures with Shlomo
Join record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo in his Beatbox Adventure lesson series in aid of NHS Charities Together. Shlomo empowers families and children to make music with their voices.

Nicola Benedetti
Lots of inspiration for budding violinists, watch Nicky play, talk about music, give technical advice and teach pieces.

Rob Kitchen's Kitchen Music Lesson
Virtual music lessons with @mrrobkitchen. Using objects you can find in your kitchen learn songs and rhythms from around the world.

Musical Futures School Closure Pack
Fantastic Just Play Playalongs to get you playing. Suitable for pupils and teachers!

Other fun stuff....

22 Musicals In 12 Minutes with Lin Manuel Miranda & Emily Blunt
James Corden welcomes the stars of Mary Poppins Returns to perform a musical-inspired Role Call, featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt singing classics from 22 musicals covering Evita to The Wizard Of Oz.

Evolution of girl groups
Acappella singing group Citizen Queen sing through the last 60+ years of popular music by girl groups from The Chordettes to Fifth Harmony.

Evolution of Dance 1950 to 2019 by Ricardo Walker's Crew
From Singin' in the Rain and Gene Kelly to Old Town Road by Lil Nas X.

 

Song Videos

Teaching videos of some of our favourite songs
 

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