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Four Songs About Friends Webinar - Handout

Four Songs About Friends Webinar - Handout

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Susie Davies-Splitter

November 11, 2021
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  1. Four songs about friends © Welcome to Music - Susie

    Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter www.welcometomusic.net pg. 1 Webinar notes Presented by Susie Davies-Splitter To sing, move and play in choir, at graduation and/or in the primary school Orff classroom Website: Facebook: YouTube:
  2. © Welcome to Music pg. 2 www.welcometomusic.net Meaning Funga Alafia

    is a traditional song from Western Africa sung in the Yoruba language and means friends – we welcome and bless you Section A Section B Call and Response song This is a call and response song – the response is always the same or similar. In this song, there are 2 similar responses A & B
  3. This song fits with the ‘Obwisana’ song as a partner

    song – hear our recording on Spotify, Apple Music and ITunes or on Blackbelt Ukulele 1 Refer to the Musicmap story book Instruction video with even more activities including bucket drumming! Audio track available on Spotify, Apple Music and ITunes – Vocal, ukulele and backing tracks available on Blackbelt Ukulele 1 Extensions Videos and recordings search Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter © Welcome to Music pg. 3 www.welcometomusic.net Do the actions and listen to the English words Do the actions and listen to the song Sing the responses - ‘a-shay a-shay’ What’s the difference between the 2 responses? Do all of the actions and just sing the responses Sing the calls and responses with actions Play the ‘bom bom’s’ on your knees and then transfer to a drum Keep the beat on your drum and play the rhythm of the ‘bom bom’s’ and ‘a-shay a-shay’s’ Divide into calls and responses Inner hearing – say some of the words in your head and do the actions Divide into 2 groups – sing section A and B at the same time Sing as 2 and 4 part round one bar apart with actions Sing, move & play
  4. © Welcome to Music pg. 4 www.welcometomusic.net Body Percussion -

    do 5 stamps and 3 claps as an ostinato whilst listening to the song Movement – walk around for 5 steps and clap someone’s hands x 3 (or click) Improvise - add body percussion improvisation where it says ‘improvise’ Melody Bass - add body percussion Harmony parts Body Percussion, movement and improvisation Vocal parts Learn all of the parts through echo and adding hand signs and solfa C – clap; G – pat thighs; D – click; F – pat knees; A & B – chest
  5. © Welcome to Music pg. 5 www.welcometomusic.net Extensions Add instrument

    accompaniment Transfer the bass part to a bass xylophone or marimba Add shakers and non-melodic instruments Ukulele Chord Chart 4/4 II: C / / / I / / / / I / / / / I G7 / / / I C / / / I F / / / I C / / G7 / I C / / X :II Improvisation Add body percussion or vocal improvisation in the gaps using notes from the C pentatonic scale Videos and recordings Instruction video Vocal, ukulele and backing tracks available on Blackbelt Ukulele 2 A friend like you
  6. © Welcome to Music pg. 6 www.welcometomusic.net Translation – goodbye

    friends, until we meet again. Shalom also means ‘hello’ and ‘peace’. Pronunciation – ‘Ch’ is pronounced ‘H’ with a guttural throaty sound Echo say the words and focus on the pronunciation Listen to the sung words and accompany with a body percussion ostinato Change the body percussion ostinato Listen to the sung words and draw the 4 phrases in the air Sing the 4th phrase, then the 2nd then join in with the entire song Sing in a 2 then 4 part round Add movement – see below or create your own dance Body percussion, listening, speech and song
  7. Ukulele – play the D minor chord all the way

    through on the 1st and 3rd beats of the bar Percussion - play the marimba/xylophone and glockenspiel ostinati Recorder – play melody on recorder using ‘D’s instead of the low ‘A’s This is a 4 part canon (round) Choose an instrument to play – either ukulele, bass or alto xylophone or glockenspiel Sing in unison x 2 (together) Play the melody on a recorder or other instrument Divide into 4 groups and sing in a round. Choose a colour to follow all the way through until the words stop – yellow, green, pink or blue Instrument accompaniments Follow the video animation with recorder play along Instructions: Recorded on ‘Blackbelt Ukulele 3’ © Welcome to Music pg. 7 www.welcometomusic.net
  8. © Welcome to Music pg. 8 www.welcometomusic.net

  9. © Welcome to Music pg. 9 www.welcometomusic.net Echo say then

    sing the words, 2 bars at a time - accompany with a body percussion ostinato Sing in unison Sing each part as an ostinato Sing in a 5 part round Practise the coda Section A Sing as an ostinato throughout the song and accompany with body percussion. Add solfa and hand signs Section D Listen to the spoken then sung words and accompany with a body percussion ostinato. Accompany with solfa and hand signs Sing the song Play section A as an ostinato throughout on a bass xylophone or marimba Play section D as an ostinato throughout on an alto xylophone Accompany on the ukulele/guitar or piano Sing in unison (together) For the canon, divide into 5 groups and choose a colour to follow all the way through to the coda (ending) – blue, yellow, pink, green or purple Sing the coda together with harmonies Play Follow the video animation – instructions: Recorded on ‘Move It’ Audio track available on Spotify, Apple Music and ITunes – search Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter Available as a choral arrangement with piano accompaniment