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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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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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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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Come and meet the instruments video

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's that mystery instrument?

Watch this video to learn about a spooky sounding instrument called the theremin. How is it played? Listen as it joins the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to play music from the TV show Dr Who. Do you like the sounds it makes? Why or why not?

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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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Let's sign: 'I See Stars'

An interactive lesson linked to a segment from the 2019 Schools Spectacular. Have fun exploring your creative side and express yourself through sign language. Learn and perform a song using Auslan sign language.

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Electronic sounds

Students experiment and compose with electronic sounds.

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Teaching music in your primary classroom with Richard Gill

Employing the unique experience and teaching expertise of Richard Gill, this module provides a specific framework for teachers working with music in Primary classrooms. The module encompasses a range of media and interactive elements, including video, interactive information and progressive questioning to clarify pedagogy.

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Musical theatre – drama

Discover the dramatic style of musical theatre through performance. Explore the origins and theatrical conventions and techniques of musical theatre as a performance style. Students will create a character performance based on a musical theatre piece.

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Listen With Your Heart featuring Casey Donovan

An interactive music lesson where students explore the song 'Listen with your heart'.

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Shake the papaya tree

Find out more about papaya trees and then learn to draw one! Learn a song about climbing a tree and some movements to perform as you sing the song. Explore how to find the beat in the music.

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Body beats

Students use Chrome Music Lab to explore rhythm using body percussion.

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Introduced Species 360

Composer Katy Abbott, uses the true events of a cargo ship in 1992 spilling nearly 29,000 duck bath toys into the North Pacific Ocean as the catalyst for her work: Introduced Species. Six 360 cameras were embedded into the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's performance of Introduced Species to give the viewer a unique and immersive ...

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Make it and play it!

Students learn about, make and use percussion instruments.

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Sites2See – copyright for teachers

Information about copyright and Creative Commons for teachers, with links to resources, including sites to find images, video, music and sounds that teachers can use in the classroom.

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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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Inspire me …

Using stimulus material to inspire art and music. Learn about plastics in the ocean and what oceanographers have learnt through seascape artwork. Create an artwork based on a seascape and plastic waste, Explore graphic notation and create a city soundscape with an artwork as a stimulus.