Year 4 Music task 2

Year 4 Music Task 2!

Here is another song that I hope you enjoy!
Listen to ‘Albatross’ by Fleetwood Man – it can be found on YouTube or ask Alexa!!
Play the song, and move to the pulse (this is a much more chilled piece of music than the last one)
Listen and appraise.
Do you like the song? Can you explain why you do and if you don’t also explain why.

What can you hear? Can you list the instruments you think you can hear playing in the song?
• The vocal line: how many singers? Male/female
• The backing accompaniment: how many instruments? Which ones?
• Which instruments play a solo if there is one?
• Is there a hook?
• The texture: is it thick or thin or somewhere in between? Are there many layers of sound or only one or two?
• The tempo: is it fast, slow or somewhere in between?
• The dynamics: is the music loud, quiet or somewhere in between? Is it the same throughout or does it vary?
• The arrangement: which voices/instruments sing/play in which sections?
What is the style of this music? Is it classical, pop, jazz, rap? What do you think and why?

How is the song put together? Does it have a chorus, pre-chorus, intro, instrumental solo, verse?
How does it compare to the previous piece you listened too?

You may want to listen to the song a few times. Jot your answers to the above in the comments section, but most of all enjoy the music!

10 thoughts on “Year 4 Music task 2

  • 30th March 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Please can you link a YT video as we can only find an instrumental piece.
    Thank you

    • 28th April 2020 at 5:43 pm

      I like the song as it’s calm and relax me

      1. I can hear a electric and bass guitar and a drum playing .
      2. Nobody is singing
      3. A drum and The guitars
      4. The Drum has a solo
      5. Yes when the beat is faster
      6. The texture is In between and has 2 layers of sound.
      7. It’s slow and calming
      8. In between , I think it’s classic
      9. Has no chorus as there is no words
      10. It’s ok and very relaxing

  • 30th March 2020 at 6:04 pm

    1. I can hear 2 guitar’s and a drum playing the beat.
    2. there is no singer’s so 0 singer’s are singing
    3. Two guitars and one drum.
    4. the drum play’s on it’s own.
    5. Maybe?
    6. In between, about 2 layers of sound.
    7. It’s smooth and slow.
    8. In between, and it’s classic
    9. Dosen’t sound like it has a chorus or pre-chorus ( I don’t know?)
    10. It’s ok for me.

    • 30th March 2020 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks for your feedback on the music. Hope you enjoyed listening to it

  • 2nd April 2020 at 5:22 pm

    .There was no singer.
    • There were four guitars and a drum.
    • There was a guitar solo.
    • Yes, there is a hook.
    • It has got thin texture. There is one layer.
    • The tempo is slow.
    • The music is quiet.
    • There were only instruments playing all sections.
    It is similar to jazz , however it is instrumental rock.
    Previous song was more dynamic and had a singer. There were the same instruments used in both songs.

  • 18th April 2020 at 8:01 pm

    1. I do not like this song because it is really chilled plus you could use this for going to sleep as it is relaxing.
    2. 5 singers all male.
    3. The electric guitar play’s a short solo then another instrument comes in.
    4. the tempo is very slow then speeds then go’s slow again.
    5. the music is very quite.
    6.this type of music is a classic.

    • 20th April 2020 at 10:10 am

      Thank you for being honest – we can’t like all the same music

  • 23rd April 2020 at 3:10 pm

    To. Mrs Denny I tried to get on the video u sent to Parian because the account has been deleted


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