Is hip-hop the most influential music?
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Is hip-hop the most influential music?

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Everyone has different tastes in music so it's hard to narrow down one genre as the most influential, but scientists have attempted to do that by analysing US music charts ...

Everyone has different tastes in music so it's hard to narrow down one genre as the most influential, but scientists have attempted to do that by analysing US music charts from 1960 to 2010. During that time, they've determined that no other genre of music has been as influential as hiphop in changing the landscape of music and impacting all sorts of artists. Hear more about their findings and meet some hiphop fans who explain why the music means so much to them.

Incy Wincy Spider
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Incy Wincy Spider

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Yes, it's that old F-2 staple - a fun animated version, then a version with hand actions!

Yes, it's that old F-2 staple - a fun animated version, then a version with hand actions!

A rising country music star
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A rising country music star

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Meet a young girl who is on the way to becoming a country music star. Find out what inspires her music.

Meet a young girl who is on the way to becoming a country music star. Find out what inspires her music.

How to play the bagpipes
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How to play the bagpipes

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Today, Seamus tackles learning a wee bit of his Scottish heritage and helps introduce us all to the bagpipes. We observe the hilarious result of a fiveminute bagpipe tutorial, ...

Today, Seamus tackles learning a wee bit of his Scottish heritage and helps introduce us all to the bagpipes. We observe the hilarious result of a fiveminute bagpipe tutorial, when in fact the music students on hand tell Seamus this will take five months!never fear, lads and lasses another option in this traditional bagpipe band setup would be to learn part of the drum kit. Or you might want to try Highland dancing, as the accompanying group here show beautifully.

Flynn and Dudley's sound effect story
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Flynn and Dudley's sound effect story

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Flynn and Dudley tell a story while using a variety of materials to create sound effects.

Flynn and Dudley tell a story while using a variety of materials to create sound effects.

Moreton Celtic Fiddle Club
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Moreton Celtic Fiddle Club

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Stacey Thomson meets the young violin players at the Moreton Celtic Fiddle Club and learns what they like about playing a musical instrument and how they feel about performing.

Stacey Thomson meets the young violin players at the Moreton Celtic Fiddle Club and learns what they like about playing a musical instrument and how they feel about performing.

What it takes to be an opera diva
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What it takes to be an opera diva

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Today, Duane is investigating how to be a diva because he is subbing for Kellyn, who has the flu. We learn the male of the genre is a 'divo'. From his conversations with opera ...

Today, Duane is investigating how to be a diva because he is subbing for Kellyn, who has the flu. We learn the male of the genre is a 'divo'. From his conversations with opera students, we learn that posture, breath control, and resonance so your voice can carry over the orchestra are all vital components of the operatic voice. Duane is put through a series of breathing exercises involving certain noises which aid them. You and your students are going to be wildly entertained by the hilarious

Making sound effects
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Making sound effects

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Learn how various household items can be used to make sound effects. Guess the animal by didgeridoo sounds.

Learn how various household items can be used to make sound effects. Guess the animal by didgeridoo sounds.

Body percussion
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Body percussion

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Explore the use of the body as a percussion instrument with a piece of repertoire that can be used for preinstrumental skill development.

Explore the use of the body as a percussion instrument with a piece of repertoire that can be used for preinstrumental skill development.

Opera in a water reservoir
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Opera in a water reservoir

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Courtney Wilkie gets a lesson from Underground Opera Company singers after a visit to Opera in the Reservoir.

Courtney Wilkie gets a lesson from Underground Opera Company singers after a visit to Opera in the Reservoir.

A jazz workshop with James Morrison
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A jazz workshop with James Morrison

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A student big band on their way to C-Gen get first hand advice from jazz legend James Morrison

A student big band on their way to C-Gen get first hand advice from jazz legend James Morrison

Scottish bands and bagpipes
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Scottish bands and bagpipes

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Join Seamus on a visit to a Scottish band and hear all about the instruments and the basics of playing the bagpipes

Join Seamus on a visit to a Scottish band and hear all about the instruments and the basics of playing the bagpipes

Performing with the ukulele
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Performing with the ukulele

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Duane Strauss meets children learning to play the ukulele ahead of a performance with the Brisbane Ukulele Music Society.

Duane Strauss meets children learning to play the ukulele ahead of a performance with the Brisbane Ukulele Music Society.

Musical instruments and how they work
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Musical instruments and how they work

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An overview of the different types of musical instruments and how they work.

An overview of the different types of musical instruments and how they work.

Learning traditional African drum rhythms
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Learning traditional African drum rhythms

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In Kenya, Africa, Courtney learns a traditional native drum pattern from Master Drummer Sam Okoth who uses sticks. Then she is lucky to learn from another master drummer, Nii ...

In Kenya, Africa, Courtney learns a traditional native drum pattern from Master Drummer Sam Okoth who uses sticks. Then she is lucky to learn from another master drummer, Nii Armah, who plays 'physical drums' with his hands. We get a demonstration of the talking drum which is held under the arm. Back in the Kenyan community, this is a way of sending everyone messages, and your class will be fascinated. They will become particularly enchanted when learning that African beats are the basis of tech

Happy Birthday song copyright dilemma
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Happy Birthday song copyright dilemma

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Did you know that someone actually owns the Happy Birthday song and makes quite a bit of money off of it It's actually the reason you don't hear it in a lot of TV shows or ...

Did you know that someone actually owns the Happy Birthday song and makes quite a bit of money off of it It's actually the reason you don't hear it in a lot of TV shows or movies. Find out what it means to have a song copyrighted and why there's a little bit of debate over the ownership of this particular song.

Aboriginal kids write own hip-hop
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Aboriginal kids write own hip-hop

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Aboriginal students share stories about the Yuendumu community with hiphop in their own language, Warlpiri, as part of a Wakakirri Festival music program.

Aboriginal students share stories about the Yuendumu community with hiphop in their own language, Warlpiri, as part of a Wakakirri Festival music program.

Making musical instruments
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Making musical instruments

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Children design and build their own musical instruments out of recyclable materials.

Children design and build their own musical instruments out of recyclable materials.