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Dip into our curated set of inspiring videos and resources to watch and take part in by great educators, musicians and organisations

Virtual choirs

Video killed the radio star
We are loving this arrangement by Gitika partington - inspiration for your own virtual choir. To create your own version you can find the lyrics and audio in the Unison songs playlist. Sing in unison or invent your own harmonies. Be sure to sing while holding your nose to recreate the original recording effect.

Camden Voices
Sing along to True Colors, Camden Voices first ever virtual performance. Find the lyrics here and a backing track in our part songs playlist.

Lead your own virtual choir
Learn how to use Zoom in music mode and lead your own virtual choir. This is a really great how-to video by Jim Daus Hjernøe from The Royal Academy of Music in Denmark.

Springside School virtual choir: What makes a family
Pupils, parents and teachers from the Springside School community joined together during lockdown to sing one of our Songs of the Week, What makes a family. Learn the song here with our fantastic teaching video and try out our audio tracks and activities.

Oreston Academy virtual choirs: Make your own kind of music and Count on me
Children from this school had fun during lockdown singing these fantastic songs from Sing Up At Home. Both songs can be accessed in our Part songs for virtual choirs playlist

Harrow Family of Schools virtual choir: There's a power in the music
Harrow International School in Hong Kong joined together with Harrow schools around the world to sing the Sing Up Day 2020 song. You can watch the school's virtual choir Sing Up Day submission here. Learn There's a power in the music here with our lyric video, audio tracks and activities.

You will be found by Ben Platt and the Cast of Dear Evan Hansen
James Corden introduces original Evan Hansen Ben Platt, along with cast members from the current Broadway and National Touring companies of Dear Evan Hansen to perform You will be found - a song that has hit home for him. 

 

Sing along with...

Sing Up Song of the Week
New weekly song teaching videos for our Members to help you learn a new song each week. Our song videos produced during lockdown are still available for everyone here on Sing Up at Home.

Al Start
Al has written a song to say thank you to key workers called Helping hands which comes with a free teaching pack - it has a Makaton signing video with subtitles, the song, backing track, chords and lyrics plus ukulele tutorial video (as it's easy to play on ukulele) and uke chords. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/kNWbKkkmss8 and get the pack: https://club.gokidmusic.com/p/helping-hands/

Find more content and great cross-curricular songs from Al and Go Kid Music on YouTubeFacebook, and the Go Kid Music website.

Sharon Durant
During lockdown, Sharon ran daily singing sessions via YouTube, aimed at KS2 and KS3 but suitable for all the family.

The Voices Foundation
The Voices Foundation led daily singing sessions via YouTube and Periscope, where you can still access their videos.

PopUK Kids at home singing project
As well as creating the Kids at home singing project PopUK have put together an assembly in video format all about the benefits of singing. Not only does it teach loads of useful facts about the impact of singing on health and wellbeing in a child friendly way it also teaches the song Lift up your voice.

Body Percussion inspiration

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

Mama don't allow with Sing Up's Shelly Ambury
Watch our song video and learn how to sing the song and do the body percussion. Available with audio tracks, lyrics and pupil activities.

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

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! 

BBC Ten Pieces at home
BBC Ten Pieces opens up the world of classical music to 7-14 year olds. Explore exciting films, lesson plans, instrumental arrangements & live events!

Myleene's music klass
A series of curriculum-based music lessons by Myleene Klass.

 

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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