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08.01.2021  Computing Session:  Using the information you have learnt about extreme weather conditions, have a go at creating a PowerPoint about the information you have learnt.

 

Music Session:  Listen to the song Happy by Pharrell Williams.  https://video.link/w/AnWDb

Whilst I play the song Happy by Pharrell Williams, have a think about the following questions:

- How does this song make you feel?

- Does the song tell a story?

-What does the song make you think of?

- How old do you think this piece of music is?

Read the facts about the song below:

Facts about the song:

- Happy is a song written, produced and performed by the American singer and producer Pharrell Williams.

- It is featured in the film, Despicable Me 2.

- Happy is from Pharrell's second album, Girl (2014)

- Happy is a pop song that has a soul music sound and groove from the 1960s, very much like a Motown song

- A 24 hour video was made to accompany the song showing people dancing and being happy.

- Happy was the most successful song of 2014.

After listening to the song, have a go at answering the following questions:

- Did the tempo stay the same all the way through the song?

- In music, dynamics means how loud or quiet the music is. What are the dynamics in this song?

- Can you identify the different instruments/voices you heard?

- Did all the instruments and voices play or sing throughout the song?

- What is the style of this music?

Answers are below:

Question answers:

- Did the tempo stay the same all the way through the song?

Yes the tempo stayed the same.

- In music, dynamics means how loud or quiet the music is. What are the dynamics in this song?

The music is louder in the chorus when all the instruments are playing together.

- Can you identify the different instruments/voices you heard?

A solo male voice and backing vocals, keyboard, bass. drums and the clapping in this song behaves like another instrument.

- Did all the instruments and voices play or sing throughout the

song? No, Pharrell, the male vocalist sings throughout the song but the backing vocalists do not. The instrumentalists apart from the bass player drop out of the bridge sections.

- What is the style of this music? Pop music with a Soul influence.

Learning Task: Have a go at starting to learn to sing the song at home.

 

 

07.01.2021 Year 6 Topic video lesson.mp4

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