roundabouts

English translation: rounds

12:10 Aug 14, 2014
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Art/Literary - Music
English term or phrase: roundabouts
This is from a pupil's annual report (year 5) (UK):

Music:
Cyclic patterns
Journey into space
Roundabouts
Songwriter

These are the topics they covered in music classes in year 5. I cannot provide more context, this is all there is. I cannot find any meaning of 'roundabouts" even remotely associated with music.
A. Petrunova
Bulgaria
Local time: 07:26
Selected answer:rounds
Explanation:
The headings come from teaching materials published under the title "Music Express". The following headings are copied from this website: http://www.nursteed.wilts.sch.uk/Nursteed_Planning/plans_y5/...

"Cyclic patterns - Exploring rhythm and pulse
Roundabout - Exploring rounds
Journey into space - Exploring sound sources
Songwriter - Exploring lyrics and melody
Star, hide your fires - Performing together
Who knows? - Exploring music processes"

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Agneta Pallinder
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:26
Grading comment
Thank you for your help! And thank you, David Moore! I was able to find the exact term I was looking for.
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5 +6rounds
Agneta Pallinder
Summary of reference entries provided
Rounds
David Moore

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rounds


Explanation:
The headings come from teaching materials published under the title "Music Express". The following headings are copied from this website: http://www.nursteed.wilts.sch.uk/Nursteed_Planning/plans_y5/...

"Cyclic patterns - Exploring rhythm and pulse
Roundabout - Exploring rounds
Journey into space - Exploring sound sources
Songwriter - Exploring lyrics and melody
Star, hide your fires - Performing together
Who knows? - Exploring music processes"



Agneta Pallinder
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:26
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you for your help! And thank you, David Moore! I was able to find the exact term I was looking for.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charles Davis: Convincing reference!
11 mins

agree  Tony M
14 mins

agree  Lincoln Hui
42 mins

agree  Yvonne Gallagher
52 mins

agree  airmailrpl: In music, a round is a simple song sung by several people in which each person sings a different part of the song at the same time. http://dicionario.reverso.net/ingles-cobuild/go the rounds
1 hr

agree  British Diana
2 days 3 hrs
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Reference comments


1 hr
Reference: Rounds

Reference information:
I'm a little surprised that the answerer hasn't explained the expression; here's a good explanation of the term "round", as in music. How it became termed 'roundabout' is a bit of a mystery.


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_%28music%29
David Moore
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