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Year 5 become iPad composers!

As part of our music curriculum this term, we have been focusing on the work of Lin-Manuel Miranda, in particular his use of Latin music in his musical, In the Heights. Mr O visited us to help us explore the genres further through the use of Garage Band.

We began by listening to music from In the Heights and watched clips from the movie! We then listened to a range of world music samples and discussed similarities and differences between them, clapping in time to the pulse of the music.

We moved onto composing our own sequences using the iPad and Mr O taught us how to use loops on Garage Band to create a drum beat.

Then, we began to add other instruments to our sample, composing two short melodies to accompany and complement our drum beats.  We shared them with the class and voted for our favourite.

We can’t wait for our next session!

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