The useful plough

Vocal difficulty: 2 of 5
Accompaniment difficulty: 1 of 5

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Advice from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Emily Barden and Charles MacDougall on how to count and keep a steady pulse.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Dominic Ellis-Peckham and Emily Barden share their top tips on how to include dynamics into your singing.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassador Charlotte Brosnan shares some performance skills tips.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassador Charles MacDougall shows us some techniques on how to encourage your singers to sing more smoothly, with legato.

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Advice from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charlotte Brosnan and Emily Barden on intervals.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charlotte Brosnan and Dominic Ellis-Peckham demonstrate some techniques to help with singing high notes.

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Advice on breathing and airflow technique from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charles MacDougall and Tom Appleton.

Worksheets

A resource to help students explore the musical elements of The Useful Plough:
- Chord inversions
- Tied notes and syncopation

Lesson Plans

A KS2 lesson plan for The Useful Plough, exploring seven suggested subject areas:
- Understanding English, communication and languages
- Mathematical understanding
- Scientific and Technological understanding
- Information and Communications Technology

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Other Song Information

Song Credits

Music by
Benjamin Britten

Words by
Anon - 'Lighter Verse' - King's Treasuries

Performance track:
Singers: New London Children’s Choir
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Accompanist: Alexander Wells

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