Body Percussion Warm-up
Assemble the class in a circle and teach them the following body percussion rhythm hitting different parts of their body in time to a steady 8-beat rhythm
Divide the class into two groups. Group 1 continue as above, but group 2 miss out the stomach part so their part is only a 6-beat rhythm:
Start the two groups together so that a POLYRHYTHM develops with different body sounds. A suitable point to end the routine and to reinforce the importance of signs and signals in Samba music as a cue for changing rhythms and sections is to listen for the point where the two groups clap together (group 1 on their 3rd cycle and group 2 on their 4th). At this point they clap with their hands in the air and shout “Hey!” Swap groups and perform again.
This year we will be learning the piece of music Samba De Janerio
We will learn this piece as a class to perform in school.
This week we will learn these two sections
Homework Using a piece of A3 paper (No computers, use your artistic talents) Design an info-graph page on one of the Samba instruments in the picture. Use at least three interesting facts that you find out about the instrument for your info-graph.