Composing music with classroom instruments and ICT tools for a musical journey into space.
Anvil Studio site offer a free download of their music software which allows pupils to experiment with recording and composing. Don't be fazed by the complicated-looking screens - if you show your pupils how to work the basic functions they'll get a lot out of using this software to find ways to manipulate sounds with ICT.
A fantastically-resourced sample unit of work available free from the brilliant Tuned In music education site. Robot Tracks has enough material for you to use for a whole unit of work, but you could also just be inspired by some of what's here to feed into one or two cracking stand-alone lessons within a more broadly-themed unit, without sticking just to robots. Several of the pages are designed to be used like a ready-made presentation on your IWB, with key questions and links to sound effects.
Explore instrumental sounds and familiarise pupils with how electronic keyboards work using this virtual keyboard online.
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