The Music Express Series provides a range of activities and ideas to aid the teaching of music, helping to make it fun and factual!
This Musical Cycles (West Africa) edition is the third of six units in the Year 7 series and builds on the skills and experience developed in previous years. There are plenty of helpful suggestions and ideas for classroom activities, homework and extension of the course to suit individual timetables. Superbly planned, user-friendly and inclusive, this is a terrific method guide and resource for teachers. with diagrams, symbols and graphics this is designed to be as easy and accessible as possible, even for those with little music teaching experience.
Musical Cycles is a lively, stimulating unit that introduces cyclic patterns through the exploration of traditional and modern music from West Africa. By listening to music by Mamady Keita and Oumou Sangare, pupils learn to perform an arrangement of the traditional rhythm Djole and compose their own cyclic pieces.