Recommended links

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.

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
A new weekly song teaching video to help you learn a new song each week.

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/

Plus she is live on Facebook every Tuesday at 1.30 and Thursday at 10 a.m. (GMT). Have a look at her cross-curricular songs at Go Kid Music.

Sharon Durant
Sharon is running daily sessions via YouTube Monday to Friday at 1.30 p.m (GMT). Aimed at KS2 and KS3 but suitable for all the family.

The Voices Foundation
The Voices Foundation are leading daily singing sessions via Periscope at 1 p.m. Monday to Friday (GMT).

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.

Beat Goes On daily body percussion session
Learn how to do body percussion yourself in these daily sessions which are fun for all the family.

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

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
Tune in every Thursday 2pm BST 👉 https://beatboxadventures.com. Record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo is hosting weekly mass beatbox lessons to help kids and raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Nicola Benedetti
Lots of inspiration for budding violinists, watch Nicky play, talk about music, give technical advice and teach pieces. Her foundation has just launched an amazing opportunity to take part in virtual workshops leading to a weekend of performances. Find out more by watching the video or read about how to get involved.

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.

 

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