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Music

Contains 18 Videos

Elements of Music: Pitch

Elements of Music: Pitch

Miniclips

Introduce your students to the musical element of pitch! This fun Miniclip looks at how pitch can either be high or low, and shows the difference between ascending and descending pitches using demonstrations with a range of instruments.
Elements of Music: Rhythm

Elements of Music: Rhythm

Miniclips

This Miniclip explores the musical element of rhythm—which is all about the timing of sounds. The video describes long and short sounds using a variety of instruments and clapping methods to demonstrate, and shows how combining these different...Show More
Elements of Music: Texture

Elements of Music: Texture

Miniclips

In this colourful Miniclip, your students will learn all about the musical element of texture—the layers of sound in music! Through a mixture live-action and animation, students will learn about the differences between thick and thin textures;...Show More
Elements of Music: Form

Elements of Music: Form

Miniclips

Introduce the musical element of form to your students with this fantastic Miniclip! Musical form describes the structure in a piece of music, which is demonstrated through sing-a-longs to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Ring-a-ring o’ Roses....Show More
Elements of Music: Timbre

Elements of Music: Timbre

Miniclips

Introduce the element of timbre to your students with the bright graphics, demonstrations, and clear explanations in this Miniclip. Your students will discover how instruments have a different timbre, why this occurs, and the moods that timbre...Show More
Elements of Music: Dynamics

Elements of Music: Dynamics

Miniclips

Your students will learn about the musical element of dynamics—or differences in volume. This Miniclip describes loud and quiet dynamics, and defines concepts such as pianissimo, piano, forte, fortissimo, crescendo, and decrescendo in easy to...Show More
Introducing the Music of Ireland

Introducing the Music of Ireland

Music of the World

What is the essence of Irish music? If you answered 'Riverdance', you need to broaden your thinking. This is a fascinating look into Irish music that explains why the art form is so central to Irish culture and identity. This programme explores...Show More
Introducing the Music of Japan

Introducing the Music of Japan

Music of the World

Whether it’s the unique sounds of a Koto, Shamisen, Shakuhachi or Shinobue, or the pounding of traditional drums, Japanese music has evolved over centuries as an integral part of the nation’s rich culture. Featuring Shakuhachi performer...Show More
Introducing the Music of India

Introducing the Music of India

Music of the World

Over thousands of years, music has woven through India’s rich culture. Though Indian music has changed and diversified, tradition remains strong. This programme introduces the origins and cultural relevance of music in India. Indian...Show More
Introducing the Music of Africa

Introducing the Music of Africa

Music of the World

African music permeates the many diverse cultures across the continent. The legacy that African musical traditions have passed to contemporary musicians is rich and varied. From the iconic djembe drum to the distinctive a capella choir vocals,...Show More
Percussion and Orchestral Diversity

Percussion and Orchestral Diversity

The Orchestra

Young Bobby is learning a lot about the orchestra from his new mentor, Strauss the conductor. But he still has more to learn before he can become a member of the orchestra. Through the antics of these two engaging puppet characters we are...Show More
Introducing Contemporary and Hip Hop Music

Introducing Contemporary and Hip Hop Music

Which generation had the best music? Can our narrator's history lesson of contemporary music from 1950s Rock 'n' Roll to Grunge in the 90s convince his grandson that rock and roll is king? Or will his grandson's rundown of urban Hip Hop music...Show More
Composing Your Own Song: Music and Lyrics

Composing Your Own Song: Music and Lyrics

What does it really take to compose your own song? Join our young musician as he gathers tips from members of the rock band Art Nova, as each artist explains what works for him when it comes to producing a song and lyrics. The takeaway lesson...Show More
Classical Music and Musical Theatre

Classical Music and Musical Theatre

Join our narrator as he introduces the basics of classical music and musical theatre to his grandson. This clip will give anyone new to these musical styles an overview of classical music eras and composers, and popular styles of musical theatre...Show More
The Structure of a Rock Song

The Structure of a Rock Song

Many rock songs follow a standard structure which beginning musicians and composers can quickly learn. This easy to follow clip introduces the main elements of this structure including key terms and audio examples.
Music Terminology Basics

Music Terminology Basics

How do musicians know which notes to play and how to play them? This clip introduces the basics that any beginning musician needs to know about music composition including pitch, volume, duration, tempo, and how these are expressed on sheet...Show More
An Introduction to Composing

An Introduction to Composing

Composing can be an amazing experience – whether you're a budding Mozart, a techno freak, a hard-core guitarist or a complete novice with just a computer at hand – self-expression has never been as easy. But you've still got to know the...Show More
Genres in Music: From Handel to Hip Hop

Genres in Music: From Handel to Hip Hop

Music and musicians throughout time have reflected fashion, culture, social and cultural events. Young people play music in rock bands, choirs, orchestras, play 'guitar-hero' and 'sing-star', consume music on TV, MySpace, iPods, YouTube, DVD and...Show More