- To know the key features of Blues music
Pupils should be taught to:
- Develop an understanding of the history of music
- Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
- Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others
Before the lesson
Pupils needing extra support: Give a copy of the Activity: Moanin’ Lisa Blues lyrics to use as they sing the song – this has the words highlighted where the notes are ‘bent’.
Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to sing solo and sing bent notes (the words which go slightly up in How high or low a sound is at the end – the lyrics which do this are: day, zoo, eighteen, rest, town, be, lose).