Behind The News meets an orchestra conductor to learn what their role is in producing live music.
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.
Meet a young girl who is on the way to becoming a country music star. Find out what inspires her music.
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.
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
Courtney Wilkie gets a lesson from Underground Opera Company singers after a visit to Opera in the Reservoir.
A student big band on their way to C-Gen get first hand advice from jazz legend James Morrison
Join Seamus on a visit to a Scottish band and hear all about the instruments and the basics of playing the bagpipes
Duane Strauss meets children learning to play the ukulele ahead of a performance with the Brisbane Ukulele Music Society.
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 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 students share stories about the Yuendumu community with hiphop in their own language, Warlpiri, as part of a Wakakirri Festival music program.
Behind The News visits Womadelaide to explore different music styles from around the world, and learns about the didgeridoo.
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.
Behind The News meets 20 Indigenous kids from Broken Hill who are learning to sing and write opera music with the Short Black Opera Company.
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 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
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection.