GRADE 5 & 6

Hello  Grade 5's and 6's!   

Here are some resources to help

you to learn songs at home!


Common chords to learn are  C , F and G.


Here is a good YouTube video to play along to and see the chord changes - if you do have a guitar or ukulele at home, try to play along with the video! 

If you are not sure how to play the chords, you can look it up on the chords page on this website or search for a YouTube tutorial to challenge yourself!

At home learning Music activities:

Click on the  to the Classic For Kids Web site picture and choose one of these composers to research: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Handel or Vivaldi. Listen to the music and describe what you hear, what it makes you think of (mood), the tempo, dynamics, instruments. Write it down and you can send us your work!

You can also go to the fun games page  and learn abut music whilst having fun!

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Learn the lyrics to a song!

Choose a favourite song that is appropriate for school and home and search the lyrics!  Record yourself singing on GarageBand (vocals only please) and send it to us to listen to!

You could always practise our DYNAMITE song!


Create a song on GarageBand!

Using the GarageBand app on your iPad, use loops to create your own song. Your song must have an introduction with a thin sound (only a few loops) then build up to a thick sound (many loops). You can choose how to end your song and you can send it to us!  

Don't have GarageBand? Then that's ok because Soundtrap is an online Music Making and recording tool just like GarageBand! Click on the Soundtrap picture below and you can join as a student. Explore how to create and make your own music on this website. Remember to use your online safety strategies when using the internet.  


Sing and learn the lyrics to Advance Australia Fair - our National Anthem.

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Introduction: What is sound?

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Brass family



Woodwind Family

Wondering what teachers or your audience look for when you are practising or performing in a band? Click on the button to download the criteria!

Learn about instrument families and about sound from the Sound House!  Sound!


Drums family





Music Vocabulary! Words you need to know!

HARMONY:  2 or more notes that are played together, that is pleasing to listen to that supports a melody.

MELODY: The tune or riff or main musical line or idea you hear in music.

INTERVALS: The distance between 2 notes.

DYNAMICS: The volume of the sound (Loud/soft in music.)

TEMPO: The speed of the music.

RHYTHM: Rhythm is made up of sounds and silences. These sounds and silences are put together to form patterns of sound, which are repeated to create rhythm. A rhythm has a steady beat, but it may also have many different kinds of beats. Some beats may be stronger or longer or shorter or softer than others.

PITCH: Pitch  is how high or how low a note sounds.

STAVE: The 5 lines of where music is read or written.

CHORD PROGRESSION: A sequence or special order of chord you hear when music is playing.

STACCATO: A short note.

LEGATO:: Notes that are played smoothly, not gaps or silence between notes.

FORM: How the music/songs are organised

CHORD: Two or more notes played together.

TONE: The quality of the sound.

TEXTURE: The layers or how many parts you hear in music.

Treble clef

Bass clef

stave - the 5 lines of music!