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Angklung music

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore Angklung music and performances. The teacher notes provide background information about the elements of Angklung performance, additional online resources and pedagogical advice. The stimulus resources consist ...

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Music profile: Maupower

This is a resource profiling Patrick Mau (aka Maupower among others), a Torres Strait born singer-songwriter and hip-hop artist. The resource includes: a summary of this career; a publicity shot; a 'Deadly sounds' video clip from the deletion series 'Move it mob style'; and a 'Listen up' audio of his experimental energy ...

Interactive Resource

SmartMusic - iTunes app

Practise reading notation and rehearse voice and various instruments with this interactive music learning software that has an extensive library of sheet music.It provides accompaniment to performances with backing tracks. Record and listen to your performance and loop difficult passages.Free when reviewed 28/5/2015

Teacher resource

ArtsPOP: Music

This is a unit containing material to help teachers plan, implement and assess a music program called 'African drumming: making and responding to rhythms, notation and compositions' for upper primary. It describes a music program implemented in a year 6 class that engaged students in learning about rhythmic notation, composing ...

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Music profile: Cassandra Williams

This is a resource profiling singer-guitarist Cassandra Williams from Hermannsburg in the Northern Territory. The resource comprises: an introduction to her musical career and family connections to well-known Aboriginal musicians including the renowned Gus Williams; the cover image of her 2009 album 'Desert Pop Lock and ...

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Music profile: The Last Kinection

This is a resource profiling The Last Kinection (TLK), the multi-award-winning Aboriginal hip-hop band from Newcastle, New South Wales. The band members are Kabbi Kabbi siblings, Joel Wenitong (Weno) and Naomi Wenitong (Nay), and their longtime friend Jacob Turier (DJ Jaytee). The resource consists of: an introduction to ...

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Music profile: Knowledge Bones

This is a resource profiling Knowledge Bones (aka Black Dundee), a hip-hop artist and MC based in Perth. The resource includes: an introduction to his musical career; a publicity shot; and a ‘Listen up’ audio of his autobiographical rap ‘Too deadly’. The introduction describes him as ‘in the class of Australian hip-hop ...

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Music as a language: Victor Wooten

This is a video performed and narrated by bassist Victor Wooten about the best way to approach music. Wooten describes music as a language and compares it to verbal language. He advocates that learning music be approached in the same way as people learn to speak a language and identifies five keys to follow when learning ...

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Music profile: The Deadly Boyz (TDB)

This is a resource profiling Noongar cousins Stinga T and Big Sexy who are the hip-hop group, The Deadly Boyz, based in Adelaide and Perth. The resource consists of an introduction to their musical development, their gigs and debut album, and a ‘Listen up’ audio of their hip-hop rap ‘True Nyoongar’. The introduction describes ...

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Music profile: Jimblah

This is a resource profiling Jimblah, an independent hip-hop artist, MC, writer and producer, and member of the Larrakia, Yanyuwa, Bardi and Wardaman nations. The resource consists of: a publicity shot; a short introduction to the influences on his music, range of gigs, Hilltop Hoods Award and debut album; a 'Listen up' ...

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Music profile: Brothablack

This is a resource profiling Brothablack (Shannon Williams), a pioneering Aboriginal hip-hop artist and actor from Punchbowl in Sydney. The resource includes: an introduction to his career; a publicity shot; a ‘Deadly sounds’ video clip from the television series ‘Move it mob style’; and a ‘Listen up’ audio of his breakthrough ...

Teacher resource

Bhangra music and dance

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore the origins and elements of Bhangra music and dance, and its influence on global popular culture. The teacher notes provide background information about the origins of Bhangra music and dance, other forms of ...

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Music profile: Street Warriors

This is a resource profiling Street Warriors (Awabakal brothers Abie and Warwick Wright - aka Predator and Wok), a pioneering and well-known Aboriginal hip-hop group from Newcastle. The resource includes: a summary of their career; a publicity shot; a 'Deadly sounds' video clip from the television series 'Move it mob style'; ...

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Music profile: Wire MC

This is a resource profiling Wire MC, a Gumbayngirri hip-hop musician and rap lyricist from Bowraville in New South Wales. The resource includes a colour photograph, an introduction to his musical career, and 'Listen up' audio of his 2008 single 'Bring it on' and the title track from his 2009 album 'Whossat on da wotsat'. ...

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Music profile: Tjimba and the Yung Warriors

This is a resource profiling Melbourne-based Tjimba and the Yung Warriors, an Aboriginal hip-hop and rap group, featuring Anmatyerre and Yorta Yorta musician Tjimba Possum Burns, his Yorta Yorta brother Narjic Day Burns and Anmatyerre cousin Danny Ramzan. The resource includes: an introduction to Tjimba and Danny and their ...

Interactive Resource

Figure - iTunes app

Create songs using this music production software that gives you drums, bass and lead synth. Choose your key and tempo, types of drums and rhythm, range, scale steps, pitch options for lead and bass. Can mix and save to app or sign up and share compositions on the developer's website. Free when reviewed 28/5/2015

Teacher resource

TSO Songbook Part 2: Tafta Hindi

Tafta Hindi is a version of a folk song that is well known in Arabic-speaking countries of the Eastern Mediterranean region. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra have created a range of resources to explore and perform the song (in English) in the classroom. Resources include a teacher's guide with differentiated teaching and ...

Interactive Resource

Vocal Ease MORE (Module 1)

Vocal Ease MORE (Module 1) is an updated sequel to the original Vocal Ease resource which was created around 20 years ago to support classroom music education. This new version focuses on building knowledge and skills in vocal music in the K-6 classroom. It features five original pieces, additional audio tracks and curriculum ...

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Shake the papaya tree

Find out more about papaya trees and then learn to draw one! Learn a song about climbing a tree and some movements to perform as you sing the song. Explore how to find the beat in the music.

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Popcorn and other suites

Popcorn and other suites is a K-6 creative arts resource developed in the 1970s in big book format to introduce music notation. It has been digitally remastered for a new generation of learners. The resource contains 10 animated musical scores, along with a user information guide and video.