Mood Music by Sheffield Music Hub

Suitable for:6 to 10, 11 to 16, 16+

Music - explore different styles and pieces you didn't know existed!

In general, we listen to the music we grow up with. Someone who grew up with mum blasting out musical soundtracks in the car will become used to that and is more likely to keep listening to it as they grow. Now is the time to explore your own musical style and make your own choice about what you like to listen to!

What is a genre?


A genre is a style of music. There are countless genres out there and more emerge throughout the years.
Some examples are: Pop, rock, jazz, folk, classical, blues, opera, hip-hop

Your Challenge!


Choose some pieces you listen to all the time to begin with. Think about how they make you feel.
Some examples might be:


Excited Song - Shut up and dance with me (Walk the Moon) 
Loved Song - Songbird (Fleetwood Mac) 
Relaxing Song - Come Away With Me (Norah Jones) 

Once you have chosen songs you already know to fit your mood, have a search for songs you don't know. Spend 30 minutes searching on Youtube, Spotify, through old CD's or even records to find something new.


If you have access to Spotify or YouTube you can search specifically for a genre of music!


Let us know about the new pieces and new genres you have discovered at #sheffmusichub on Facebook or Twitter.

Access to some music recordings - Spotify, YouTube, CD's, Records etc. 

New genres for you to explore:

Classical. Music in the Round is based in Sheffield and their YouTube channel provides lots of ways of exploring Classical Music. Their May Festival recordings are now live for you to watch and enjoy! 


Did you know that a lot of theme music and pieces used on adverts comes from classical music? Here is a piece you will probably recognise but maybe you didn't know is actually from an opera! BBC Ten Pieces has loads of classical pieces and activities to keep you busy exploring a new genre. 

Folk. Fay Hield is an award winning Folk Musician and is from Sheffield! Have a listen to some of her music and explore the folk genre! 

Jazz. Scott Joplin wrote 'The Entertainer' in 1902! Do you recognise it? Can you find out what else Joplin wrote and listen to some more of his pieces?