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Lesson 1

Hello Children,


Some of you had fun with this activity just before Christmas, when we were all together.


I thought you might like to have another go at home and even teach it to your family.


If you haven’t seen the Uptown Funk Basketball clip before, don’t worry, just read the instruction below and away you go!


Uptown Funk Basketball

Feel the beat and explore rhythms. Enjoy!

Watch the video. Pick a part to play (the one in the centre is the easiest!)


Ball to the floor – tap your knee

Ball tapped by hand – clap


Try all three parts (one at a time!), ask your family to join in! Have a go at the patterns with a basketball/ football outside!

You might find it interesting to follow the notation worksheet.


Have fun!

Notation worksheet

Ball Percussion (Uptown Funk)

This video is designed to make three groups in class and divide the different rhythm patterns for each group. Preschool and elementary music teacher Mr. Noé ...

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