Here is Gabrielle’s base group’s thoughts on the process we went through to produce our piece in the music festival, and our reflections on how it went.
Preparation BY Elliot and Jessie
Learning about music
We had 10 weeks with andreas . He gave us lots of tips, so that gave us a head start. When we were working on making our performance shine, he was helping our main drummer alastair and alastair got teached at by him in slots of school time because he was in the parade for the music festival aka going out with the little kids into the courtyard.
We basically had learning about music school which was fun.
- we learnt about the ear and how it hears sound with Gabrielle
- We drew to the sound of music with Hamish
- And wrote and composed music with John
Step 1. First we listened to lots of different types of music to understand how to compose a piece of music. We listened to the beat and how the layers of music were composed and how all the music flowed.
Step 2. Then we brainstormed some emotions that we could use to explain a story. Soon we all agreed on some emotions.
Step 3. Then we had to write some stories on how the performance will work and then we had to do a vote on whose was the best and then we all decided on one!
By Emma, Lucie and Alba
Process of music festival (How music works)
At the start of term 3, every student knew that the theme was music. Gabrielle's base group started off with visiting, Hamish. Hamish taught us about the many parts of music, for example: Tempo, Rhythm, crescendo, decrescendo. That is not all of them, But you probably get the Idea.
Hamish got us to listen to about five songs, focusing on the tempo. Finally we listened to the last song twice and drew what we thought it was like. To me it was like when humans invaded the earth.
We actually went to hamish’s base group twice. The second time we got into groups and made a music peace.(we only had about 10m) It was interesting how the other groups had made their pieces.
With John: John’s theme was layering and melody made us think of catchy tunes.(They were actually a little bit annoying) He said “do not use any vowels,” after that we needed to go down to bottom cout. We got into groups and thought of silly words to use in catchy tunes, then we layered them. We shared them to all the groups and had time for something else. So he gave us the poem he loves, I think it’s called the ning, nang, nong.
NEXT DAY WITH JOHN:
Got into new groups and made a little song me and peters group went like this:
Little man, little man, little man, little man to the shop. Woooo ooooo oooo oooo ooo oooo.
Medium man, medium man, medium man to the shop. Woooo ooooo oooo oooo ooo oooo.
Big man, big man, big man, big man to the shop. Woooo ooooo oooo oooo ooo oooo.
Cool right! And that’s how we learnt how music works.
By peter and Rico.
For the music festival:
We had to listen to different types of music and see what emotion you felt, we wrote it down in our books.
We went to the mat and voted on a theme, we chose dream and space.
We wrote a story to follow.We chose caitlin's story, her story was: A person dreamed of going to space, and found a G.P.S it led it to the edge of outer space.They found teleporter and a time machine, they were going towards the teleporter when the G.P.S drove them to the time machine, they went back to when the first person whent to the moon, they were the first on the moon.
We got into small groups like the lyrics group.
We focused on one emotion and composed a piece with a type of emotion.
By Louise, Evie and Milla
We performed on tuesday and wednesday seven five minutes performance´s.Every single performance was fun.It was hard to not make mistakes but we had to make sacrifise’s. Every body had jobs and we had rely on each other.
By Theo, Nick and Chester
Reflection for the music festival.
I think we did well with: composing music, decorating, dancing, making the poem and making the costumes.
We have to work on: keeping in time, getting ready on time before the bell rings, staying quiet while someone else is playing.
By Sylvie and Caitlynn.
* The music festival performance *
By Maddie, Josie and Meg R
By Bella, Stephanie and Charlie
-we had good transition
-we had a good story behind it.
-we had good
-we could work on our dance.
-we could improve on our being quiet between parts of our music festival.
-it wasn't that bad as we thought.
Cody JASPER sam.ST alastair