Review of the video of the Samba performance.
In groups compose and perform your own Samba composition. Use the rhythm grid to help you.
Your piece should include
You can have all of these parts and rearrange accordingly.
To organise your group.
Split your group into 5 smaller sections and get them to compose a section of music.
Bring your group together to teach the section to the group.
Rehearse, refine and develop. How can it be improved?
Make it sound like Samba, Use Syncopation and Polyrhythm and sections in unison.
Extra points for improvisation.
A good video on a Samba group playing to help inspire you. Note how they change between polyrhythm and unison. Take notice of how they vary the walking rhythm too.
Your music will be recorded on video and published.
You will be marked on
Working together as a group
How well you play in time
and how well you meet the criteria.
Watch this dance video
Your homework is to write a short story imaging you are at a carnival. You can hear the Samba music and you can see the people dancing and taking part. I want you to describe what it is like to be there, the sights and sounds and how people are interacting and dancing to the music. What do you think the music makes the people feel there? What does the music feel like to them?