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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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

He goes by the name Black Summer and he's only 11 years old, but he's already such an impressive DJ that some people have a hard time believing that the tracks he creates are ...

He goes by the name Black Summer and he's only 11 years old, but he's already such an impressive DJ that some people have a hard time believing that the tracks he creates are his. But when you hear him talk about his music, it's clear that his passion drives him to become a better DJ and learn new techniques for creating unforgettable songs.

Duane visits a recycling collective, a group of musicians called the Reclaimers. They repurpose materials pulled out of old houses and demolished buildings, and upcycle them ...

Duane visits a recycling collective, a group of musicians called the Reclaimers. They repurpose materials pulled out of old houses and demolished buildings, and upcycle them into musical instruments that are functional cheap and easy to access. So PVC pipes become musical pipes that sound out beautiful melodic notes, and there's lots of homemade bowed instruments and drums. This group is entered into community events, parading their harmonious friendship vibe and recycling message to the whole c

With so many subjects to cover in school, sometimes the arts are singled out first as an area where funding can be cut. Kids share stories about how music education has ...

With so many subjects to cover in school, sometimes the arts are singled out first as an area where funding can be cut. Kids share stories about how music education has benefited them and we examine why valuing the arts is so important.

This series, presented by composer Howard Goodall, shows that great pieces of music are not freak accidents of genius but the direct products of their time, place, culture and ...

This series, presented by composer Howard Goodall, shows that great pieces of music are not freak accidents of genius but the direct products of their time, place, culture and politics. 1791 saw the completion of Mozart's last opera The Magic Flute and his great Requiem. It was also the year of his death.

This stunning visualisation of Gustav Holst's The Planets breathes new life into a 20th century classic. It creates visual worlds to complement and explore Holst's masterpiece.

This stunning visualisation of Gustav Holst's The Planets breathes new life into a 20th century classic. It creates visual worlds to complement and explore Holst's masterpiece.

Three ambitious and moving dance performances - Chroma, Limen, and Infra - created by choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Royal Ballet. Fluid movements and athleticism ...

Three ambitious and moving dance performances - Chroma, Limen, and Infra - created by choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Royal Ballet. Fluid movements and athleticism combine to create a fascinating hybrid between classical and modern dance.

Tamara Rojo's Swan Lake
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Tamara Rojo's Swan Lake

SBS  |  September 13, 2014
Artistic director and lead principal dancer of the English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, reveals what it takes to prepare and perform ballet's most emotionally and technically ...

Artistic director and lead principal dancer of the English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, reveals what it takes to prepare and perform ballet's most emotionally and technically demanding part - the dual role of Odette, the White Swan and Odile, the Black Swan.

Starring Rudolf Nureyev and Sir Robert Helpmann this ballet is considered one of Australia's greatest artistic achievements - originally filmed in an Essendon airport hangar ...

Starring Rudolf Nureyev and Sir Robert Helpmann this ballet is considered one of Australia's greatest artistic achievements - originally filmed in an Essendon airport hangar Melbourne in 1973, in 40 degree heat over 25 days.

Filmed over two years, the program follows one of the stars of the Paris Opera Ballet, French prima ballerina Aurelie Dupont as she prepares and performs Swan Lake, The Lady ...

Filmed over two years, the program follows one of the stars of the Paris Opera Ballet, French prima ballerina Aurelie Dupont as she prepares and performs Swan Lake, The Lady of the Camellias, Raymonda and Le Parc.

After a major renovation lasting more than seven years, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow finally re-opened towards the end of last year with an extravaganza of ballet and opera ...

After a major renovation lasting more than seven years, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow finally re-opened towards the end of last year with an extravaganza of ballet and opera in an all-Russian program, featuring a cast of thousands. Natalie Dessay, Angela Gheorghiu and Svetlana Zakharova are just a few of the star names performing in front of lavish stage sets to celebrate the best of Russian music and dance.

The History Channel presents Series 2 of its highly acclaimed series Australian Icon Towns, hosted by Scott McGregor. In each episode, Scott and his team set out to discover ...

The History Channel presents Series 2 of its highly acclaimed series Australian Icon Towns, hosted by Scott McGregor. In each episode, Scott and his team set out to discover the history behind Australia's most quintessential towns. A fun and entertaining series for everyone who's ever wanted to explore the real Australia. Experience some of the many stories which characterise and have become part of Australian history.

The History Channel presents Series 2 of its highly acclaimed series Australian Icon Towns, hosted by Scott McGregor. In each episode, Scott and his team set out to discover ...

The History Channel presents Series 2 of its highly acclaimed series Australian Icon Towns, hosted by Scott McGregor. In each episode, Scott and his team set out to discover the history behind Australia's most quintessential towns. A fun and entertaining series for everyone who's ever wanted to explore the real Australia. Experience some of the many stories which characterise and have become part of Australian history.

Stickybricks
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Stickybricks

ABC  |  April 11, 2010
Stickybricks is a companion film to 900 Neighbours, made over four years with tenants at the Northcott public housing estate in Surry Hills.

Stickybricks is a companion film to 900 Neighbours, made over four years with tenants at the Northcott public housing estate in Surry Hills.

Maurice Jarre is best known for his film scores, and in particular for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre was a three time Academy Award winner, for ...

Maurice Jarre is best known for his film scores, and in particular for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre was a three time Academy Award winner, for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984), all of which were directed by Lean. Recorded before Jarre passed away in 2009, he talks about his life in music.

A celebration of three timeless ballets - Firebird, Petrouchka, and Les Sylphides - performed by The Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House. Hosted by Jennifer Byrne and ...

A celebration of three timeless ballets - Firebird, Petrouchka, and Les Sylphides - performed by The Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House. Hosted by Jennifer Byrne and Chris Taylor, Firebird and other legends features choreographer, Graeme Murphy's brand-new interpretation of Firebird, plus two of Mikhail Fokine's best-known works, the sublime Les Sylphides and the vibrant ballet classic Petrouchka.

Three ambitious and moving dance performances created by choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Royal Ballet. Fluid movements and athleticism combine to create a fascinating ...

Three ambitious and moving dance performances created by choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Royal Ballet. Fluid movements and athleticism combine to create a fascinating hybrid between classical and modern dance.

This series, presented by composer Howard Goodall, shows that great pieces of music are not freak accidents of genius but the direct products of their time, place, culture and ...

This series, presented by composer Howard Goodall, shows that great pieces of music are not freak accidents of genius but the direct products of their time, place, culture and politics. 1791 saw the completion of Mozart's last opera The Magic Flute and his great Requiem. It was also the year of his death.

Jean Christophe Maillot's creation for the Ballets de Monte Carlo is a highly charged and erotic interpretation of Ravel's ballet, discarding the traditional pointes and ...

Jean Christophe Maillot's creation for the Ballets de Monte Carlo is a highly charged and erotic interpretation of Ravel's ballet, discarding the traditional pointes and adopting a loose and sensuous choreography which goes well beyond the classical repertoire.

A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.

A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.

Parkinson: Masterclass
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Parkinson: Masterclass: Lang Lang

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  August 31, 2014
Regarded as one of classical music's greatest and most gifted talents, Lang Lang joins Sir Michael Parkinson for this week's interview.

Regarded as one of classical music's greatest and most gifted talents, Lang Lang joins Sir Michael Parkinson for this week's interview.

We follow Antony in the rehearsal room at Sydney Dance Company while he choreographs the dance production Crazy Times. We watch composer Julian at work on the piano creating ...

We follow Antony in the rehearsal room at Sydney Dance Company while he choreographs the dance production Crazy Times. We watch composer Julian at work on the piano creating music for the show.

Mike Hammond presents this exclusive series on the history of Australian radio and talks about the golden years when big productions and a galaxy of stars dominated the airwaves.

Mike Hammond presents this exclusive series on the history of Australian radio and talks about the golden years when big productions and a galaxy of stars dominated the airwaves.

Pop star, Dami Im was born in Korea, and went on to win X-Factor, and represent Australia at Eurovision.

Pop star, Dami Im was born in Korea, and went on to win X-Factor, and represent Australia at Eurovision.

The History Channel presents Series 2 of its highly acclaimed series Australian Icon Towns, hosted by Scott McGregor. In each episode, Scott and his team set out to discover ...

The History Channel presents Series 2 of its highly acclaimed series Australian Icon Towns, hosted by Scott McGregor. In each episode, Scott and his team set out to discover the history behind Australia's most quintessential towns. A fun and entertaining series for everyone who's ever wanted to explore the real Australia. Experience some of the many stories which characterise and have become part of Australian history.

This special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award winning film Frozen, now the biggest animated feature of all ...

This special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award winning film Frozen, now the biggest animated feature of all time. A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

The History Channel presents Series 2 of its highly acclaimed series Australian Icon Towns, hosted by Scott McGregor. In each episode, Scott and his team set out to discover ...

The History Channel presents Series 2 of its highly acclaimed series Australian Icon Towns, hosted by Scott McGregor. In each episode, Scott and his team set out to discover the history behind Australia's most quintessential towns. A fun and entertaining series for everyone who's ever wanted to explore the real Australia. Experience some of the many stories which characterise and have become part of Australian history.

Students from Grassy Narrows First Nations were involved in a music collaboration with N'we Jinan, an innovative project of the Cree Nation Youth Council.

Students from Grassy Narrows First Nations were involved in a music collaboration with N'we Jinan, an innovative project of the Cree Nation Youth Council.

Parkinson: Masterclass
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Parkinson: Masterclass: Jamie Cullum

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  August 23, 2015
This week Sir Michael interviews international jazz artist Jamie Cullum. It's hard to believe that Jamie didn't passed his grade 4 piano exam and that he never expected to ...

This week Sir Michael interviews international jazz artist Jamie Cullum. It's hard to believe that Jamie didn't passed his grade 4 piano exam and that he never expected to forge a successful career as a solo artist.

Artscape
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Artscape: Dr Sarmast's Music School

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  July 17, 2012
By Spring 2010 at the newly created Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) the renovations are in the final stages, the first international teachers - violinist ...

By Spring 2010 at the newly created Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) the renovations are in the final stages, the first international teachers - violinist William Harvey from the US and Afghan clarinettist Farid Shefta from the Ukraine have settled in, and the timetable issues are solved.

At a small school in the Victorian Mallee, indefatigable 91-year-old choral conductor Jessie Carmichael works with a group of novice singers to revisit a legendary moment in ...

At a small school in the Victorian Mallee, indefatigable 91-year-old choral conductor Jessie Carmichael works with a group of novice singers to revisit a legendary moment in local history. Almost 60 years ago, Carmichael took a group of children from the Lake Boga Primary School who "couldn't tell a crotchet from an aniseed ball" on to win national acclaim at the Commonwealth Jubilee Choral Festival. Local sceptics were amazed when the choir were flown specially to Melbourne to perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in an event broadcast nationally by the ABC. As the only country choir selected to take part in the Jubilee event, Lake Boga Primary School became the pride of the district and an inspiration to children and rural communities across Australia.

A vivid illustration of surreal British wit and imagination, the Beatles' iconic 1967 self-directed film, Magical Mystery Tour, has been painstakingly restored and re-mastered ...

A vivid illustration of surreal British wit and imagination, the Beatles' iconic 1967 self-directed film, Magical Mystery Tour, has been painstakingly restored and re-mastered for a new generation of television audiences to enjoy.

First staged at Sadler's Wells in London in 1995, Bourne's acclaimed version of Swan Lake is famous for having the swans danced by men rather than women. The ballet has been ...

First staged at Sadler's Wells in London in 1995, Bourne's acclaimed version of Swan Lake is famous for having the swans danced by men rather than women. The ballet has been hugely successful and won many prestigious awards.

This documentary explores the relationship between art and war, using animation inspired by images from some of the greatest artists in history. The soundtrack is ...

This documentary explores the relationship between art and war, using animation inspired by images from some of the greatest artists in history. The soundtrack is Shostakovich's brutal Leningrad Symphony.

The top of an old warehouse in Hamburg is the home of a new concert hall that designers hope will become famous. However, they are years behind schedule, millions over budget ...

The top of an old warehouse in Hamburg is the home of a new concert hall that designers hope will become famous. However, they are years behind schedule, millions over budget and working with difficult acoustics.

A stunning and sumptuous celebration of the 225th anniversary of the world famous Russian Mariinsky Theatre contains archival material seen for the first time on screen. It ...

A stunning and sumptuous celebration of the 225th anniversary of the world famous Russian Mariinsky Theatre contains archival material seen for the first time on screen. It provides a unique insight into how the arts have flourished in Russia under many different regimes.

From poverty and personal tragedy to Australia's first Aboriginal pop star - Jimmy Little's Gentle Journey is an intimate look at the life of a pioneering artist who defied ...

From poverty and personal tragedy to Australia's first Aboriginal pop star - Jimmy Little's Gentle Journey is an intimate look at the life of a pioneering artist who defied incredible odds.

Lucette Aldous, Marilyn Rowe and Marilyn Jones were prima ballerinas in the 1970s, when Peggy van Praagh was artistic director at the Australian Ballet. Award-winning ...

Lucette Aldous, Marilyn Rowe and Marilyn Jones were prima ballerinas in the 1970s, when Peggy van Praagh was artistic director at the Australian Ballet. Award-winning filmmaker Michelle Mahrer celebrates their passion for dance.

Schools Spectacular 2017
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Schools Spectacular 2017

Seven  |  December 16, 2017
Schools Spectacular is an outstanding showcase of the talent in NSW public schools with a 2700-strong choir, 2300 diverse dancers, a world-class stage band and a huge number ...

Schools Spectacular is an outstanding showcase of the talent in NSW public schools with a 2700-strong choir, 2300 diverse dancers, a world-class stage band and a huge number of outstanding solo acts.

This week, Artists At Work follows the trials and triumphs of The Glass Percussion Project as its creators, Eugene Ughetti and Elaine Miles, prepare for an ambitious ...

This week, Artists At Work follows the trials and triumphs of The Glass Percussion Project as its creators, Eugene Ughetti and Elaine Miles, prepare for an ambitious performance in the Atrium Gallery at Melbourne's Federation Square. The Glass Percussion Project is a meditative and musical interplay inspired by the themes of air, water and divine melody, where Ughetti is the percussionist/composer/conductor and Miles is the glass/installation artist.

Recently in Australia as curator of the Luminous Festival at the Sydney Opera House is none other than the man internationally acclaimed as the father of ambient music - Brian ...

Recently in Australia as curator of the Luminous Festival at the Sydney Opera House is none other than the man internationally acclaimed as the father of ambient music - Brian Eno. Honouring his 30-odd years of creative achievements this program features an illuminating Q&A interview between Eno and ABC arts presenter Andrew Frost.

Artscape
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Artscape: Dr Sarmast's Music School

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  July 10, 2012
In the unlit rooms of the bullet-pocked Kabul Secondary School of Fine Arts, music students persist with broken instruments, no books, no syllabus and no specialist teachers. ...

In the unlit rooms of the bullet-pocked Kabul Secondary School of Fine Arts, music students persist with broken instruments, no books, no syllabus and no specialist teachers. After 30 years of conflict and a loss of musical rights during the Taliban regime, the musical culture of Afghanistan has been devastated. Despite all the rebuilding in the country, little has been done for music. In the midst of this despair, Melbourne-based Afghan musicologist Dr Ahmad Sarmast returns to Kabul determined to create the first National Music Institute of Afghanistan.

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Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection. (ACAMUM080, ACAMUM084, ACAMUM088, VCAMUR020, VCAMUR024, VCAMUR028, VCAMUR032)
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