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Winter Celebration

"Somewhere Only We Know"

Keane/Lily Allen


Leonard Cohen

"Winter Wonderland"


"Baby It's Cold Outside"


"A Winter's Tale"

David Essex

Contemporary Christmas

"You Get What You Give"

New Radicals (from the Sainsburys Advert)

"Walking in the Air"

Howard Blake (from: "The Snowman")

"A Day Off From War"

(WW1 Christmas Day Armistice)

Jon Shepherd

"Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"

Robert L May

"Happy Xmas (War is Over)"


"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"


"I Wish It Could Be Xmas Everyday"


"Last Christmas"


"Merry Christmas Everyone"

Shakin' Stevens

"The Power of Love"

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"

Darlene Love

"Mary's Boy Child"

Boney M

"Calypso Carol"

Michael Perry


(EYFS and KS1)

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Episode 1: "Beat, Pulse and Tempo"

Mr S meets the Musical Toad for the first time. Toad finds out about Beat, Pulse and Tempo as well as learning about the Blues and Rock and Roll...Rowlf just gets in the way! 

Episode 2: "Dynamics"

Kevin the Toad is feeling sad about not being able to see his friends and family so composes a song about "Isolation." Mr S explains "Dynamics," and sings "5 little ducks..."

**NEW** Episode 3: "Timbre (part one)"

Mr S explains about Timbre and Kevin starts to learn about the instruments of the orchestra beginning with the Woodwind section...

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Video Music Quizzes

"Instruments of the Orchestra (part 1)"

(Part 1: Intro & Woodwind) 30m

 Includes: Introduction to the symphony orchestra & the Woodwind section...

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"The Music of John Williams" 45 mins

Includes many of the composer's greatest film themes...from the nail biting "Jaws" to the magic of "Harry Potter"

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"100 Years of

Recorded Music:"

(Part 1: 1910s-1960s): 45 mins

 Includes: The Blues, Trad Jazz, WW2, Big Band, Rock & Roll, the British Invasion, Motown and more...

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"The Story of the Beatles" 45 mins

From their humble beginnings in Liverpool to superstardom in the late 1960s...

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"100 Years of

Recorded Music"

(Part 2: 1960s-today): 45 mins

 Includes: Ska, Rock, Reggae, Punk, Disco, Pop, Rap, Indie and more...

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"The Christmas Quiz" 45m

15 of the greatest UK Christmas hits from 1973 to 2007...

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**NEW**"Great Musicians #1: Mozart" 20m

Information and 15 questions about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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"Music Vocabulary Quiz" 10m

15 questions to test elements of music vocabulary

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Video Tutorials

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iPad Garageband: Session 1
How to install Garageband for free on your iPad, create a new project and get started with smart instruments... view contents here


iPad Garageband: Session 2
How to structure and extend a project using the section menu without boring the listener... 

view contents here

(c) MUSICALTOAD. Jon Shepherd 2020