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.
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Responses

  1. Hello David,

    I have really enjoyed reading through your blog. You have some real quality content here along with some very informative posts and great music examples. I think it would be worth sharing with more people and I believe I could help to get you new readers if you are interested.

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  2. Hubert – Many thanks for letting me know about the Glipho community of bloggers! I’m impressed by the variety of topics and the quality of the writing and will certainly get in touch with you about the idea of sharing posts.


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