Drumming and Singing in Year 9 Music Lessons

The Year 9 students always look forward to their weekly drumming session with class teacher Josh. We have already seen many improvements in our drumming techniques throughout the spring term.

All pupils know how to position the drums between their knees, and how we can change the sound of the drum by varying our technique.

We have been working on playing the song Beautiful Creatures from the film Rio 2. This is a very powerful anthem that requires plenty of percussion and variations in the sound.

The song contains two main drumming patterns. Year 9 are working on rotating between these, and understanding when it is time to change our rhythm.

We finish each session with some freestyle microphone time. The students are invited to choose their own song. They get to perform this in front of their friends. It’s a great exercise in helping us to improve our self confidence.

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