Year 8 have been composing over a chord sequence using the eight chord pattern from Pachelbel’s Canon. Inspired by this and by a very different hip-hop/fusion rendition of the piece, they have made their own versions, each of which is really individual in its approach. One group, performing their piece live, discovered that they could put the melody from ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ over Pachelbel’s chord pattern. Here are a few examples of their work to listen to:
The term began with an inspiring electric guitar demo from our new visiting instrumental teacher, Neil Cowlan:
Year 7 were working on call and response melodies over a repeating chord pattern. Here are some of their renditions of ‘Mr Bean’s Tune’:
Year 8 looked at theme & variation and they came up with some lovely alternative takes on well known melodies such as Happy birthday and Twinkle, twinkle little star.