Showing posts with label music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music. Show all posts

Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Clash - Should I stay or Should I go?

The Clash was one of the best punk rock groups of the late seventies and the early eighties. The band members were Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Although Joe Strummer was the lead singer in most hits of the band, the vocals in Should I stay or Should I go? are sung by Mick Jones whereas Strummer sings off the backing vocals in Spanish. Strummer was living in the south of Spain as a squatter in his twenties, so he knew some words but he needed help to speak Spanish without mistakes. This song is a masterpiece. I hope you will enjoy it. You should search more songs from The Clash, they are really good!

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The Clash. Song Lyrics and Exercise


Saturday, 5 May 2012

Karaoke. Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé - Telephone

Two years ago, Lady Gaga teamed up with Beyoncé to record the massive hit Telephone, a song about a girl who is sick and tired of his boy calling her while she's partying. Isn't it a good song to dance on a Saturday? You can read the lyrics and the translation below. Enjoy it!

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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Music Flashcards

Look at this set of flashcards, learn the pronunciation of these music styles and make sure you identifiy each. How many singers, musicians and bands can you name for each style? Then, move on to the spelling, matching and listening activities. You can play a game too.

Bug Match. Music Styles

Hey there! How much do you know about music? Why don't you show me? You just have to play the Matching Bug game. Use the arrow keys to control the spider and match each musician, singer or band to their music styles. Why not play and prove who can get the best score?

Music Genres Bug Match

Flashcards and educational games by StudyStack

Music Styles

Are you keen on music? Do you like listening to music in your free time? Do you like one or several music genres? Can you play any instruments? I play the bass guitar in a band. We have influences of 70s punk and 90s garage. We rehearse every day and we do small gigs in pubs at weekends. Even though our favourite kind of music is punk, our music is influenced by other styles. Listen and learn the words. Then, move on to the vocabulary exercises to practise spelling.





R & B (short for Rhythm and Blues)




Hip Hop




Thursday, 12 April 2012

Karaoke: 21 Guns by Green Day

21 guns is a song by the punk rock American band Green Day. It is an anti-war song that also explores the role of patriotism. Here below you can find the lyrics and some videos. Will you sing along? Join us for this karaoke party!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Karaoke: Rolling in the Deep by Adele

If you are one of those people who love music and translate songs to learn a foreign language, you will surely enjoy karaoke activities. First of all, listen to this song by the British singer Adele and fill in the gaps of the lyrics  in the exercise. Once you've finished, you will find the key in the second page of the document. Then, why not sing karaoke by looking at the lyrics and listening to the instrumental version of the second video?

Rolling in the Deep by Adele