World Music Day - 2021

June 15, 2021

Fete de la Musique – World Music day is an annual music celebration started in France in 1982 and which now takes places in 125 countries and 1000 cities across the world on 21st June.  Make Music Day is the UK’s contribution and aims to turn the country into a stage and enable performers the opportunity to develop their musical skills. There are lots of ways to get involved, find out more on their website.

Purple Mash has a wealth of resources for you to celebrate and take part in Make Music Day either in school or at home. Why not start with our brand-new music platform – Busy Beats!

Using synths, samples and playing loops, children can be a DJ or music producer. Busy Beats enables children to experiment with textures, pitch and melody to create their own beats. You can even choose your beat, whether this be a dance tune, chord sequence, slow groove or completely up to you!

2Explore is perfect for KS1 students and allows pupils to play and record simple melodies by clicking on the instruments. There is also 2Sequence where you can drag and drop sounds into the grid, exploring harmony and building up musical scores. 2Beat can also be used to teach rhythm and pulse by building up various beats. You can set all these applications as 2Do’s within Purple Mash, perfect with a theme to get pupils to create their own music for Make Music Day.

Alongside the musical applications, pupils could also test their musical knowledge with our Instruments Database Quiz or our Music Quiz. Why not get pupils to create their own Music Quiz for Make Music day, on a musical topic of their choice! Pupils can also research famous musicians and use our Mashcams to become a famous singer or guitarist.

Whatever you do for Make Music Day we would love to hear and see your work, you can also share your work on Twitter @2SimpleSoftware or @PurpleMash, or on Facebook @2SimpleUK.