Unit 5: India (Instrumental lessons)

Learning and understanding the history and key features of Bollywood films, how ambient sounds can be used to enhance a film score, practising staff notation and performing a film sequence using instruments and movement.

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Bollywood

Learning about the history and key features of Bollywood music and performing Bollywood dance moves.

Learning Objective

To understand the history and key features of Bollywood films

Lesson 2: Cityscape

Listening to the song 'Jai Ho' from the film Slumdog Millionaire, children identify ambient sounds and the effect they have on the piece of music, before creating their own sound effects using their voices, bodies and untuned instruments

Learning Objective

To understand how ambient sounds can be used to enhance a film score

Lesson 3: Indian fantasy

Learning to identify performance markings in staff notation and applying these to reflect variation in dynamics and emphasis when music is played.

Learning Objective

To identify performance markings on staff notation and apply these to my performance

Lesson 4: Harmony

Learning about the concept of harmony, children read staff notation and practise tuned percussion parts that layer to create a harmonious effect in the piece Indian fantasy.

Learning Objective

To understand the concept of harmony

Lesson 5: Film sequence

Combining their tuned percussion harmony parts, their sound effects and some acting, the children perform the piece 'Indian fantasy' along to a visual backdrop of a bustling street scene.

Learning Objective

To perform a film sequence using instruments and movement

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. Use at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning and at the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources