18 June 2018

Performing Arts News

The boys in Year 5 have been looking at various styles of music and how they 'feel' different in the body. They identified rhythm patterns and beat accents as contributing musical elements to create different feels. Over the past two weeks our focus has been on funk music and we discovered that syncopated rhythm patterns are an important characteristic of this style. After analyzing funk music and noting which instruments performed the groove, interlocking rhythms and horn 'stabs', the boys had a go at re-creating the lyrics of a song called Get Funky. Add in a few funky movements and there you have it - I'm sure even James Brown would have been proud of their performances.

Miss Phebe Samson

Performing Arts Teacher