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Dinosaur dig

Students learn about the world of dinosaurs through creative arts. They explore elements of dance to develop coordination skills through movement and actions, as well as music and drama to create characters. They also create a dinosaur themed artwork.

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ME3PO – creative arts with aliens

An alien-themed creative arts resource exploring music, visual arts and drama. Students discover futuristic sounds, create art and act like an alien.

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Vocal Ease MORE (Module 1)

Vocal Ease MORE (Module 1) is an updated sequel to the original Vocal Ease resource which was created around 20 years ago to support classroom music education. This new version focuses on building knowledge and skills in vocal music in the K-6 classroom. It features five original pieces, additional audio tracks and curriculum ...

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The Conversation: Australian music - what is it?

This resource contains a series of articles giving a broad overview of Australian music including its development, examples of genres and artists, interviews and its influence on Australian culture. It can be used to develop a broad understanding Australian music and the influences that have impacted on its development.

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Metamorphosis

Using drama and visual arts students explore a world of play and imagination where nothing is as ordinary as it seems.

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Popcorn and other suites

Popcorn and other suites is a K-6 creative arts resource developed in the 1970s in big book format to introduce music notation. It has been digitally remastered for a new generation of learners. The resource contains 10 animated musical scores, along with a user information guide and video.

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The abstract world of Kandinsky

Explore abstract art and music inspired by artist Wassily Kandinsky.

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Audio fundamentals

Explore the basic principles of an audio system, including the different uses for microphones, speakers and how to use an audio mixing desk and other audio equipment.

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Autumn leaves

Explore dance, art and music through a song about Autumn leaves. Make some art works, dance like a leaf and learn to play the song on a keyboard instrument.

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Commitment and creativity: a career in music

Discover the challenges and pleasures of being first violinist for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In this clip, violinist Jennifer Hoy discusses her journey from learning violin at a very early age to becoming a professional orchestral musician. Find out what this prestigious but demanding role involves.

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Lights out!

Host Paul Rissmann describes a scene where Mussorgsky finds himself all of a sudden in the dark. How does the music add to the scariness of this story?

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Dancing lions celebrate the Lunar New Year

Meet the Prosperous Mountain Lion Dance Troupe from Canberra and find out why lions play a special role in lunar new year celebrations. Why does the dancing lion bow three times at the beginning of its dance? What does it then do to bless the shop or business it’s visiting? Troupe leader David Wong says that there are two ...

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What is a vibraphone?

Have you heard of the vibraphone? Learn all about this percussion instrument in this animation. What is it made of? How is it similar to other percussion instruments?

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What a colourful exhibition!

As the orchestra plays a piece of music called "The Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells", lots of artworks are flashed up on the screen.These pictures were sent in for the concert from schools around Australia. If the music inspries you, perhaps you could make your own artwork.

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Listen to music inspired by paintings

This piece of music is called ""Pictures at an Exhibition"". It was written by a Russian composer called Mussorgsky. He was inspired to write this piece of music when he went to see his friend's paintings in an exhibition. As you listen to the orchestra playing the music, perhaps you can imagine you are walking through ...

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Come and meet the instruments

Come and meet the orchestra! The musicians are wearing 4 different colours to show which section they belong to. Can you name the 4 sections of the orchestra? What are the names of some of the instruments in each section?

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What is Go-go music?

Watch this BTN clip to find out all about Go-go music! What sort of music is it and where did it originate? Some people think Go-go music and culture is linked to violence and crime, while others believe it enables people to get away from the danger on the streets. What does Go-go star Chi Ali say this music should be used for?

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Can you hear the famous rhythm?

Beethoven was a composer who lived about 200 years ago. Have a listen as the orchestra plays one of his most well known pieces of music. Do you recognise it? Can you hear Beethoven's famous rhythm being repeated in the music?

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Discover traditional Vietnamese musical instruments

Have you ever heard the sounds of a tranh zither? Or a t'rung? Watch this clip to experience the sights and sounds of the World Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music. Which instrument do you like the most? Do some research and find out more about it!

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What is a musical phrase?

Sometimes we come across musical phrases that catch on like wildfire. With every repetition, these phrases take on more meaning. Listen closely for this jazz lick that has appeared in many forms throughout music history. What other popular musical phrases can you think of? What meanings do they carry, and what could you ...