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What is a Harmony?

 

It sounds better with a little harmony

 

Harmonies can turn a good song into a great song. Playing or singing more than one pitched note at the same time creates a harmony.

 

Many harmonies are made up of chords. A chord is when two or three pitched notes are played at the same time. Some of the most popular chords in music will use at least three notes. For example, the chord of C is created by playing the notes of C, E and G together.

 

Harmony can easily be created by a group of voices. Listen out for 'Barbara Ann' in the animation. It was composed by the Beach Boys who are world-famous for their incredible vocal harmonies.

What are Melody and Pitch?

 

Melody and pitch make songs memorable

 

Melody is the tune. It's the part of the music that you often find yourself singing along with.

 

Pitch is how high or low a note sounds. 

 

A melody is made up of high and low pitched notes played one after the other.

 

Catchy melodies often repeat the same series of notes over and over

Listen out for duration and tempo

 

Duration and tempo affects the pace and feel of any music you listen to.

 

Duration is the length of time each note is played for. Just like in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, notes can be short or they can be long.

 

Tempo is the speed of the music. It can have a big effect on the listener. You might know some slow songs that you love singing along to. You probably also have a favourite fast song that makes you want to get up and move.

Begin with pulse and rhythm

 

If you are starting to explore music it's helpful to know about pulse and rhythm. They're the foundations to every song.

Pulse is a steady beat like a ticking clock or your heartbeat. It can be measured in time by counting the number of beats per minute (BPM).

Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds as you move through the song.

 

Anna Meredith is a composer and performer. Watch her introduce her body percussion piece Connect It.

 

This performance is from the Ten Pieces I film.

 

 

 

Check out this amazing website that allows your to create songs and beats

https://teamtutti.org/

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1

 

If you can run faster than you’ve run before,

If you can jump, turn around and touch the floor, Come and give it all you’ve got,

Come and join the fun. It’s game on! Game on! (Repeat)

 

 

 

   CHORUS 

 

Everybody in harmony, We’re gonna move all we can, Raise a whole lot of money.

Every challenge that we complete Is gonna change someone’s life,

Bring a whole lot of happiness.

 

 

 

2

We’re gonna dance harder than you’ve ever seen, We’re gonna cheer louder to support the team,

 

Show the world what you can do, It’s for everyone.

It’s game on! Game on!

(Repeat)

 

   CHORUS 

 

 

   BRIDGE  

 

Lace up your boots,

Come and rally the troops,

Let’s get everyone here involved. Fix your eyes on the prize,

Leave your worries aside,

’Cause you know we can go for gold!

(Repeat with harmony)

 

 

 

   CHORUS 

 

Everybody in harmony, We’re gonna move all we can, Raise a whole lot of money.

Every challenge that we complete Is gonna change someone’s life,

Bring a whole lot of happy...

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL

   CHORUS 

Everybody in harmony, We’re gonna move all we can, Raise a whole lot of money.

Every challenge that we complete Is gonna change someone’s life,

Bring a whole lot of happy... Change someone’s life,

Bring a whole lot of happy... Change someone’s life,

Bring a whole lot of happiness. It’s game on! Game on!

 

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