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String Instruments

String Instruments

Musical Instruments

This video will teach young students all of the different musical instruments in the string family. A few of these instruments include the guitar, electric guitar, cello and more! Students will be able to learn how many strings the musical...Show More
The Quarter, Eighth and Sixteenth Note

The Quarter, Eighth and Sixteenth Note

Music Notation

In this video, students can practice and learn more musical figures and rests, including more advanced figures such as the quarter note, eighth note and the sixteenth note.
The Quarter, Half and Whole Note

The Quarter, Half and Whole Note

Music Notation

This video will teach students more about musical figures and rests, including a variety of examples.
Wind Instruments

Wind Instruments

Musical Instruments

This video will teach young students all of the different musical instruments in the wind family. Some wind instruments include transverse flute, clarinet, trombone and more. Students will be able to learn the different music that these...Show More
Percussion Instruments

Percussion Instruments

Musical Instruments

This video will teach young students all of the different musical instruments in the percussion family, including drums, the xylophone, maracas and more! Students will be able to learn how many strings the musical instrument have and also their...Show More
Pitch

Pitch

Miniclips: Elements of Music

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.
Rhythm

Rhythm

Miniclips: Elements of Music

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
Form

Form

Miniclips: Elements of Music

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
Texture

Texture

Miniclips: Elements of Music

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
Timbre

Timbre

Miniclips: Elements of Music

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
Dynamics

Dynamics

Miniclips: Elements of Music

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 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 Adam...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 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
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 Classical,...Show More
Introducing Jazz

Introducing Jazz

Radical, free and rebellious in attitude, jazz is out on the edge and always evolving. Ideal for music students new to the genre, this program introduces common musical elements of jazz, the origins of jazz in New Orleans, and the evolution of...Show More
Conductor and Strings

Conductor and Strings

The Orchestra

Bobby is a zany and enthusiastic young musician who wants to join the orchestra. But Strauss the Conductor must teach him a thing or two about the orchestra first... Through the antics of these two engaging puppet characters we gain an insight...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
Woodwind and Brass

Woodwind and Brass

The Orchestra

Young Bobby, an enthusiastic and zany musician, has no idea about the orchestra, but luckily Strauss the Conductor is here to teach him before he joins up. Through the antics of these two engaging puppet characters we learn all about the woodwind...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
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
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
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
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.