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This wonderful SIX program series was designed to spark student interest in music’s basic building blocks. Each program includes a complete teaching guide which provide numerous concepts in space science. With comparisons to the harmony in space, the interpretation of stars as constellations to musical notes, and the beat of a pulsar to the rhythm of music. Performances and music instruction are blended with dramatic video from NASA space lab. Each program length 26 minutes.
featuring London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
directed by Paul Anthony McRae, with vocalist Bobby McFerrin.
Featuring the outstanding
London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Series includes 7 Complete In Depth programs! With FREE Teaching / Study Guides (Parts 1-5) for lesson planning.
This brilliant series is designed to range adult levels all the way down to grades 4.
In parts 1 through 5, students have the rare opportunity the hear each instrument of the orchestra played individually as well as in small family ensembles by principal members of the London Orchestra. Students will hear everything from "Bolero" on the trombone and bassoon to Bach and Vivaldi on violins and two trumpets. In the concluding fifth program, all of the families are united into an electrifying performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol" in London’s famed Barbican Centre. Conductor Paul Anthony McRae’s role as narrator will draw your students into this inspiring and inviting world of music. The series and study guide highlights and ties into many of London’s points of historical interest.
Program 3 HARMONY & DYNAMICS includes musical examples dated back to 1570, as chords, harmonic progression, consonance, dissonance, tension and relaxation are brought to life by singers and the royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dynamics are explored through the Great Gate of Kiev as we learn about crescendo and decrescendo.
Program 4 MUSICAL FORM Here we learn how longer musical pieces can be broken down into smaller component parts using familiar melodies such as Greensleeves and Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag. Through these examples we learn how form is an important element of music.
Part 1... Wanna be a leader? Not what you know, but how much you care. • Understanding your EGO. • Making the shift... from “I-Me” to “We-Us” • Looking at Rules • This is serious stuff...we’re dealing with Life issues! • Learning about the “do-do” • The 80-10-10 Rule of Leadership • Leadership requires sacrifice
Part 2... How do leaders act ? • You are the smartest people in our schools! • Leadership requires participation • Kissing class...learn how! • Are you uncomfortable? Welcome to leadership. • Building oneness and unity in your music group • The parts of leadership that hide • The parts you must bring
Part 3... Uncovering the gift of leadership • The 5 step process of leadership • A game to build Trust. • How to conquer your insecurity • Young leaders share their concerns • Building your self-image by giving yourself away • Mastering the “do-do” • Tim’s story of Bengi
Part 4 ...Director’s Session • The best teacher ever • Brainpower of musicians • Understanding non-verbal communication • We can teach far more than music • Holding up the mirror and I hate you story • Taking the risks of knowing your students • Really making a difference in your students lives
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Four Part Series .
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Bonus Programs 6 and 7 complete the series with Part 6 The Thrill of The Orchestra which is an updated guide and historical overview of the orchestra starting in 1685 with the birth of Handel and Bach through today. Narrated and composed by Russell Peck,this is an educational and humorous demonstration of each instrument. Length is 24 minutes.
The final part 7 is titled The Music Listener featuring the Magic Circle Mime Company and shows how the listener is an important part of any concert. Features music music of Shostakovich, Tchaikowsky, and the Toreadors March from Carmen. Length is 29 minutes and is specifically for grade levels K through Jr. High. Type your paragraph here.
Program 5 MUSICAL TONE COLOR, not colors we see, but rather how we can hear colors as we learn all the colors of the various instruments, voice colors, and a MIDI organ demonstration. Ravel’s Bolero provides a melody that we can hear played by a variety of instruments as well asmusic of Wagner, Korsakov, Puccini, Bizet, and more.
Program 6 MUSICAL INTERPRETATION brings a rousing finale to the series and includes the interpretation of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, as students examine all that we have learned in the series on rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics, and tone color.
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Program 1 RHYTHM Compares the rhythms of music to rhythms found in space and broken down into its component parts including beat, meter and tempi. Musical examples include Pictures at an Exhibition, Capriccio Espagnol, and more.
Program 2 MELODY, what comprises a melody and how melodies express thoughts and emotions. Concepts of pitch, half and whole step intervals, major and minor scales, ascending and descending melodies, melody pitch range, and tonality are imaginatively presented.