Posted by: David French | June 15, 2014

ORCHESTRA FEATURE VIDEOS 2013 – 14

Here are details of latest updates to the orchestra feature, with videos streaming from BBC Proms 2013, Cité de La Musique and TED. Youtube videos are not featured because most students in schools will find these blocked by the educational filter.

MOZART PIANO CONCERTO
The extract is performed by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Paul Lewis (piano).
Conductor – Daniel Harding
TOM AND JERRY
A clip from Scott Bradley’s Tom and Jerry at MGM, with the John Wilson Orchestra
MOZART – SYMPHONY 35
The final section of Mozart’s Symphony no 35.
Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia Rome
Conductor – Antonio Pappano
BEETHOVEN’S 5TH
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Excerpt from the first movement of Symphony no. 5 in C Minor
Conductor – Donald Runnicles
BEETHOVEN’S 9TH
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor (excerpt)
Conductor – Vasily Petrenko
BERLIOZ SYMPHONY FANTASTIQUE
The Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France
Hector Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique (extract)
Conductor – Shi-Yeon Sung
THEME FROM DOCTOR WHO
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who
BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the London Philharmonic Choir.
Conductor – Ben Foster
TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO
Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35 Pyotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky (extract)
The Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France
Violin – Julia Fischer
Conductor – Vasily Petrenko
EL SISTEMA
The Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra
Young musicians from the El Sistema music program of Venezuela
Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, 2nd movement
Arturo Márquez’ Danzón No. 2
Conductor – Gustavo Dudamel

Posted by: David French | March 27, 2013

Yellow Bird – Folk Song

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga aestiva) in Ontario, Canada. The copyright holder is Geoff Clarke.The image appears on his website from the section featuring Canadian birds.

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga aestiva) in Ontario, Canada. The copyright holder is Geoff Clarke.
The image appears on his website from the section featuring Canadian birds.

Is this style of music calypso, folk, mento or mérengue? Does it originate from Trinidad, Haiti, Jamaica, Latin America or the United States?

Is the yellow warbler native to Costa Rica? Does it belong to Wisconsin, USA or Ontario, Canada? The answer is that the bird flies from place to place and will be known by different names!

The song Yellow Bird has flown around many parts of the world! In the Caribbean island of Haiti it appeared in the late nineteenth century as a poem and a folk song about the beautiful lady known as “Choucoune”. The language is French and the music is mérengue. Following the Calypso Craze of the 1950’s many versions in English began to appear. As Val Serrant reminds us, ‘Trinidad is the land of Calypso’.

Listen to this recent version by the Jamaican born musician Dereck Rose. Visit the Foxyart website  to discover 49 arrangements or original songs songs by Rose, including 18 REGGAE, 3 FOLK, 5 ACOUSTIC, 6 POP, 1 EXPERIMENTAL, 3 EASY LISTENING, 3 CLASSICAL and 10 GOSPEL. Yellow Bird appears in the FOLK category of Foxyart, together with lyrics and a listening track.

The important thing is that, in common with other songs by Dereck Rose, Yellow Bird is inspirational! The young students in my music classroom enjoy singing and performing their own versions. I hope you will also enjoy this song!

Posted by: David French | March 17, 2013

Jazz, blues, orchestra, songs and quiz

BACKWATER BLUES QUIZ
A famous blues song with questions for homework.

JAZZ QUIZ
Fairly advanced listening questions about jazz.

FEATURE SONG VIDEO
Adele – Daydreamer

ORCHESTRA FEATURE
A London Symphony (extract) by R.V. Williams.

FEATURE SONG VIDEO
Lilies. Performed by Natasha Khan, Bat for Lashes. The opening track with autoharp accompaniment, from the album The Haunted Man.

3 BLIND MICE JAZZ
Easy level composition ideas.

ORCHESTRA FEATURE
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony no. 1 in F Minor Op.10; Symphony no. 2 in B Major Op.14; Piano Concerto no. 2 in F Major Op.102; Symphony no. 15 in A Major Op.141; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G Minor Op.23 no. 5

Posted by: David French | December 31, 2012

Tanbur Music Links for 2013

THE JOURNEY
Beginning with the passage of slaves from Africa to America and the Caribbean, this introduction from Gullah Music details the evolution of musical styles from the drumming of West Africa, through to work songs, spirituals, blues, jazz, country, rock ‘n roll, hip hop, rap and reggae. Students requiring more detailed audio with notes should follow the link through to Jazz in Time from Artsedge and African American Music from Carnegie Hall.
GOT THE BLUES
Learn the AAB structure for a traditional 12 bar blues, write your lyrics and perform.
SHAKE ‘EM
“Una gwine duh gramma? Yessumma’am!
Una gwine duh taak some sweetbread? Yessumma’am!
Well sweetbread be good? Yessumma’am!
Oh good o’ sweetbread
Shake em shake em
Oh good o’ sweetbread
Shake em shake em”
Gullah Music song resource.
FEATURE SONG
Soul II Soul – Keep On Movin’
 ORCHESTRA FEATURE
Arrangement for Orchestra by Leopold Stowkowski.
JOLLY BOYS
Mento music from Jamaica.
PROMS QUIZ
Have some fun with this advanced music quiz. 
FEATURE SONG VIDEO
Jason Mraz performs with percussionist Mona Tavakoli.
AFRICAN DRUMBEAT
Learn how to play rhythms from Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali & Guinea.
ORCHESTRA FEATURE
Includes pieces by Weber, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz and Schumann.
THE DIGITAL BACH PROJECT
Multimedia extravaganza for two masterpieces by J.S. Bach.
AURAL TESTS
Listening examples featuring cadences and mode.
BEETHOVEN’S 5TH
Video extract featuring Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
THE ORCHESTRA
Video clip for early years, kindergarten, primary learning.
ELEMENTS OF MUSIC
Features short listening clips that are ideal for the KS2 Music Curriculum.
FEATURE SONG VIDEO
K’Naan “Waving Flag”
SMITHSONIAN JAZZ
Listening challenge featuring 25 clips from the Smithsonian Jazz Anthology.
JASMINE FLOWER SONG
“Come to my hand, little jasmine flower”. Students can easily learn the popular Chinese song ‘Mo Li Hua’ by following the scrolling lyrics with English translation.
MY LOVE IS ON THE HIGH SEAS
Julie Fowlis, Eamon Doorley and Duncan Chisholm.
ELLIE MANNETTE
The origins and development of the steel pans.
MOZART CONCERT
Piano Concerto in F Major & Symphony no 40 in G Minor
ORCHESTRA FEATURE
Turntable performance by DJ Switch
DUKE ELLINGTON
The Dilliard Jazz Ensemble “Make it Swing”.
ORCHESTRA FEATURE
An unusual venue for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven’s ninth.
THEME AND VARIATIONS
Explains the structure with listening examples included.
Posted by: David French | November 29, 2011

Where did this blog go?

This wobbly went to weebly.

Interactive Music Internet

Posted by: David French | October 30, 2011

Orchestra

Here are some of the latest additions for study of ‘The Orchestra':

DUKE ELLINGTON

Duke Ellington and his orchestra perform Satin Doll. 

EXTRACT FROM RAVEL PIANO CONCERTO IN G MAJOR

The orchestral video for November 2011 features the French pianist David Fray with L’ Orchestre de Paris, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.

YOUNG PERSON’S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA

Interactive guide to Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece.  This resource from McCraw Hill can be used in conjunction with the one from Animated Science – see ‘Orchestra 1′ on the Listen 1 page.  

LISTEN BY INSTRUMENT

Learn about the instruments of the orchestra and listen to their sounds.

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Posted by: David French | October 17, 2011

Songs with scrolling lyrics

The British Council - Connecting Classrooms 'Umoja' - 'Togetherness'. The flags of Scotland and Tanzania on display in Tanzanian classroom.

Songs with scrolling lyrics are a feature of TANBUR MUSIC EDUCATION LINKS. You can discover several that are unique to the website, together with related links.

NATIONAL ANTHEM OF TANZANIA

A scrolling lyrics presentation in Swahili, with English translation.

BBC SONGS FOR EARLY YEARS

A variety of songs for young children, with animation and scrolling lyrics, selected from the BBC.

BBC CLIP SELECTIONS

A variety of song projects, performances and tutorials featuring Jimmy Cliff, a cappella singing, traditional songs from Sierra Leone, Nigeria, South Africa, Jamaica and Hip Hop artist Akala.

QUAND JE VAIS À L’ÉCOLE

Learn your French vocabulary the fun way, with lyrics on screen!

Do you have a good quality song recording that could be displayed with scrolling lyrics on TANBUR SONGS? Please leave a message, but note that songs with copyright controls cannot be included.

 

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Posted by: David French | March 1, 2009

Music Education Blog Carnival, 1st March 2009

Welcome to the March 2009 edition of Music Education Blog Carnival.
There are some compelling and varied articles for you this month and I am delighted to be your host.  
                                                                 

Music Performance

What better way to begin than with some music! I look forward to the reaction of my 12 year old school students to these inspirational performances by Sungha Jung!!  Tony Huynh presents A Real Guitar Hero – Sungha Jung 12 Year Old Prodigy Fingerstyle Guitarist posted at LimitlessUnits.com.

Continuing the theme of guitar performance, Lorna Findlay presents Play the Guitar-Fast, Easy and Efficiently | Learn Guitar    …it may take all of your endearing overflowing patience and precious, precious time to create one piece of melody and make it whole. This is one predicament most beginners have when learning to play something. Posted at Learn Guitar.

Music Pedagogy

Steve Engel includes one post in a series related to his action plans following a disappointing Winter Concert.  Steve Engel presents Rethinking My Approach, Part 2: Rhythm/Pulse posted at Music Ed Lounge.

Discover five tried and true music games that students love!  Natalie Wickham presents Large Group Games for the Music Class posted at Music Matters Blog.

Twenty Questions for Educators, with lots of highlights and lowlights from a career as a music teacher.  Nancy Flanagan presents Twenty Questions (about Education Me) posted at Teacher in a Strange Land.

Explore the endless possibilities of sound and music students can create with their voices when supported with various music tech devices. Evan Tobias presents Expanding the voice… From T-Pain to Tuvan Throat Singing posted at Catalysts & Connections.

Music Technology

How do you as a music educator determine whether or not utilizing a “technology” in a classroom setting will be both a good-fit and worthwhile endeavor?  J. Pisano presents Should We Utilize Technology in the Music Classrooms? Questions to Ask First. posted at Music, Technology and Education: Mustech.net.

If you’re creating some MIDI drum tracks  “…drums matter. They matter a lot. Spend as much time fussing over your drum tracks as you do your solos. Maybe more.”  Spence presents Find Your Inner Vinnie Colaiuta: 12 Ways to Make Better MIDI Drum Tracks posted at Guitarbalooga.

Claire Burns absolutely loves folk dancing!  With direct links to an MP3 download of Sasha and other resources for dance and singing, Claire presents Using Audacity to Have Fun With Folk Dances posted at Learn Me Music.

Other

Tupac uses the arts to explain his views on society. He also presents us with ideas on how we can better ourselves and our society. Through music Tupac lives on. Ryan Taft presents Tupac: Changes for Society posted at Society is Deaf.   

Mountain Battles is “…experimental, interesting, and strangely cool. Highly recommended for all you nostalgic hipsters.” Jason Hennings presents The Breeders – Mountain Battles [4AD 2008] posted at Dynamic CDs.

Read all about Barrie Lapins, Memorabilia Acquisitions Manager for the Hard Rock Cafe. Khan presents Making a Career on Rock n’ roll Memorabilia posted at Higher Education and Career Blog.

Gary Mullen presents An Introduction to Various African Instruments posted at African Instruments.  The article covers various African instruments, their uses and origins.

Chris Foley presents Classical Music’s Encounter with Twitter posted at The Collaborative Piano Blog.

To conclude this edition, don’t forget to bookmark this interactive links music education website…..

tanbur-website-iconTanbur Music Education Links

Internet links for Primary and Secondary Music.
Click on LISTEN, PLAY, SONGS and QUIZ to discover a wide range of Internet sites with instruments, composers and musical styles from around the world.

Next Month

Be sure to submit your blog article to the April 2009 Music Education Blog Carnival using the Carnival Submission Form. Past and future hosts can be found at Dr Joseph Pisano’s Music Education Carnival Homepage. Thanks for visiting!

Posted by: David French | February 12, 2009

Musical Instruments Research Task

Design a MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TRAIL that could be published on Tanbur Music Education Links

Whose been here?

Example format for the trail

             Tanbur Page Title                                        Link Title
  1. Quiz                                          INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA
  2. Listen 1
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  6.                         
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  8.                                    
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  10.                                                       

As an example, refer to the ‘Mozart trail’

Now add a sentence or two about your musical instrument trail.

Post your MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TRAIL  here!

 

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Posted by: David French | February 8, 2009

Orchestra and Opera

THE ORCHESTRA is a new Listen 1 link featuring the ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’ by Benjamin Britten. The Animated Science website provides this interactive resource, beginning with a screen shot of the orchestra that is designed to lead you on a voyage of discovery…

 

Over on Listen 3 the PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA have updated their site. They provide lots more about the orchestra, with excellent listening tracks, pictures and information for all the instruments.    

 

FAMOUS OPERA COMPOSERS from Dallas Opera is another addition to Listen 3, with information and listening excerpts for twelve famous composers of opera.

 

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