26 November 2018

Performing Arts News

The boys in Year 3 have been making inquiries into beat groupings of threes and fours, exploring a variety of songs and styles. They have noted the importance of accents to provide cues and clues as to how many beats are in each bar, discussed the purpose of an introduction, including how it establishes a tempo and a time signature, and have enjoyed singing, playing and performing. We then listened to a song called Mess Is Mine by Vance Joy and discovered that it alternates bars of three and four! The boys were asked to listen to their favourite song and work out the time signature to share with the class. Perhaps you might like to pull out your favourite and discuss it with your boys. We'd love to hear about it - especially if it's on vinyl!

Miss Phebe Samson

Performing Arts Teacher