Body Percussion - Paradise

Sample Resources   Body Percussion – Paradise

About this sample resource

This sample resource is part of the ClassroomCollection set of resources which bring together some of our popular playalong tracks with untuned or body percussion and allow students to put their rhythmic skills into action.

In this resource you will learn how to:

  • Play Paradise by George Ezra
  • Follow the Playalong video for Body Percussion
  • Perform in a small group or as a whole class ensemble
  • Divide the group into 3, with each group following either the top (knee taps), middle (claps) or bottom line (foot stomps) of rhythms
  • Rehearse using the Slow Tempo playalongs before moving on to the Full Tempo playalongs

Body Percussion Playalong: Paradise – George Ezra

Paradise (SLOW TEMPO)

  • The video contains body percussion cues that change with the song.
  • Follow your lines and play along with the song using the backing track to help keep in time.

Paradise (FULL TEMPO)

  • The video contains body percussion cues that change with the song.
  • Follow your lines and play along with the song using the backing track to help keep in time.

Paradise (SLOW TEMPO) - With Tuned Percussion

  • The video contains body percussion cues that change with the song.
  • Follow your lines and play along with the song using the backing track to help keep in time.

Paradise (FULL TEMPO) - With Tuned Percussion

  • The video contains body percussion cues that change with the song.
  • Follow your lines and play along with the song using the backing track to help keep in time.

Key Learning and Vocabulary - Overview

Following instructions: Musical skills:

  • Respond to signals for start and stop
  • Feel the pulse
  • Mark the beat by counting

Playing the instrument:

  • Tap or clap the rhythm/strum pattern before transferring to instruments
  • Say the rhythms while counting 1 and 2 and etc
  • Count the beat aloud/in thinking voice when playing rhythms
  • Maintain a steady beat when playing rhythms

Performing with others:

  • Find/stay on (or re-find) the beat when playing along with others
  • Maintain rhythms when playing with others
  • Follow instructions for beat, tempo and dynamic levels
  • Listen carefully to sounds made
  • Check technique and adjust as needed

Being a Musician:

  • Take turns as appropriate
  • Be respectful of others when turn-taking i.e. keeping still or silent Listen carefully to the ideas of others
  • Be supportive, positive and constructive when working with others Listen carefully to the sounds made
  • Consider the overall effect of sounds when arranged and combined
  • Reflect on own work and that of others
  • Identify targets for improvement

Following written notation:

  • Link rhythms played with written symbols
  • Read notation from left to right
  • Read ahead to prepare for changes in rhythm patterns or chords
  • Recognise and follow the symbol for repeat