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Archive for November, 2014

Foxhill Primary School Drum Group Dynamics Added

Posted: 25/11/14

The Year 3 Foxhill Drum group have added all the dynamics to their drum piece ready for their performance. Today we learnt about the need for light and shade in Music and how to create musical interest by adding dynamics (the louds and quiets in Music). We learnt that as an ensemble when there is a solo part in the […]

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Foxhill Year 2 and Year 3 Drum Groups are Ready for their Christmas Performance

Posted: 18/11/14

It was a very productive day yesterday at Foxhill Primary School. The Year 2 and Year 3 Drum groups are now ready and just polishing their pieces for the Foxhill Christmas Concert on Monday 15 December. Just now to perfect the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Drum groups next week and we are ready to give a spectacular performance at […]

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Great Feedback from the Students at Burley Woodhead School

Posted: 15/11/14

We have received some great feedback from the students at Burley Woodhead C of E Primary School in Ilkley following our special project day of African Rhythm and Dance: Charlotte Year 6: My favourite thing was Tamboo Bamboo because all the sticks put together made a wonderful sound and because it wasn’t too hard or easy Eloise Year 6: I […]

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Arul tries a grade 4 Drum piece

Posted: 14/11/14

Arul aged 8 played excellently to a grade 4 Rockschool drum piece today ….. He learnt the sections and kept in great tine to the backing track…… The bonus was that we all had our ears protected including me, Mum and brother….. Happy days with a very gifted student!!!!

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Look North at Foxhill Primary School

Posted: 14/11/14

It’s been a brilliant day today at Foxhill Primary School. We have worked on a non stop Music day and Look North visited us and took lots of footage to feature as part of their Children in Need reporting this evening. My Year 3 Drum students gave Look North’s presenter, Amy Garcia, a drum lesson and she joined in with […]

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Advanced Bass Guitar Work this Week

Posted: 13/11/14

Visit ‘ Track Student Progress’ to see what two of our grade 8 Bass Guitar students have been working on in their advanced improvisation work.

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Grade 8 Bass Guitar this Week

Posted: 13/11/14

This week two of our top Grade 8 Bass Guitar students have been working on a simple groove using E min, D maj, C man and B7. We applied a Flamenco accompaniment alternating with a nice Bossa Nova pattern. In the video extracts below we see Katie experimenting with dissonance and resolution ( as Mrs Baker teaches to our little […]

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Drum Demo at Burley Woodhead

Posted: 13/11/14

The Drum demo at Burley Woodhead School was great! All the children in the school were entertained by our Drumming. We had Jack Hendy in Year 9 with us who held his own with the Learn to Rock Drum tutors! In addition two of our Drum students at Burley Woodhead each played one of their Debut Rock School exam pieces […]

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Our Classical Guitar Work

Posted: 11/11/14

Learn to Rock also works extensively with children playing the Classical Guitar and to great effect. Have a look at just how far one of our Year 5 students has come in just 7 lessons. The first example is one of his grade 1 pieces played with a traditional accompaniment. The second example features Jonny, the tutor, adding a Flamenco […]

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Ilkley G and T Band First Recording

Posted: 11/11/14

The guys in the new Ilkley band have been rehearsing hard and after only two weeks of being together check out how great they sound! We even had MAL our new vocal singing with them!!!

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Foxhill Drummers Preparing for Children in Need and Look North

Posted: 11/11/14

We worked very hard yesterday at Foxhill in our Drum rehearsals preparing for our non stop Music day on Friday 14 November in aid of Children in Need. Also in the hope that Look North will pop into our rehearsing on Friday to feature us as part of the evening news that night. Have a look at the amazing Junk […]

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Foxhill Primary School Non Stop Music Day for Children in Need

Posted: 11/11/14

Foxhill Primary School is preparing for a non stop Music day on Friday 14 November in aid of Children in Need. There will be Music happening all day with children in Choir, Brass lessons and Rehearsals, Keyboards, Band and Drums. Then to top it all Look North will be visiting us at Foxhill to include our Music day as part […]

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