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Approaches to Popular Music 1960-1980

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This invigorating discussion focuses on popular music considered as culture, and the influence of its aesthetics, from rhythm to lyrics. Hosted by Edward Lee, senior lecturer in English at Thames Polytechnic, London; and Graham Vulliamy, lecturer in Sociology at the University of York.

iTrack Dock Studio Pack

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Everything you need to record music on iPad complete with headphones, microphone and XLR cable.

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Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

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Raising the Bar | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry and Bianca have new jobs at a movie theater concession stand. They compete with each other to see who can sell the most snacks, and they report their sales using bar graphs. When their graphs are compared, it appears that Harry has sold more, but Bianca is not so sure, so she takes a closer look at the scale of each graph.

MN Original | MacPhail Center for Music

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Watch how MacPhail Center for Music’s partnership with Ascension Catholic School in North Minneapolis brings classical musical education to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

This program, which began in 1989, serves as a model for more than 90 other community partnerships that bring musical education to many diverse communities throughout the state.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

Foo Boo Woo Boo John | Early America

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In this clip Mike Seeger, an expert musician and an authority on traditional American music, shows how to play the jaw harp and performs “Foo Boo Woo Boo John,” a traditional folk song that came to America from England.

Hambone | African/African-American Culture

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In this video folk singer John McCutcheon demonstrates the hambone, an African-American rhythm technique that uses the whole body as a “drum set” to produce different sounds.

ZOOM | Pitch: Making Guitars

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Vibrations are the basis for all sound. Controlling the frequency of sound-producing vibrations is the key to creating and playing musical instruments. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, two cast members demonstrate how to make guitars out of boxes and rubber bands, as well as how the sounds these instruments make can be manipulated.

Mixing Colors | Everyday Learning

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What color do you get when you mix blue and yellow? Children learn about mixing two colors to create a new color in this original animated video from KET.

Gospel Train | The Civil War Era

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In this video, students learn about "Gospel Train". “Gospel Train” is a code-word song used in the Underground Railroad by slaves, often sung just before an escape in an attempt to let all who wished to go know that the time was near. In this segment, folk singers Rhonda and Sparky Rucker perform the piece on harmonica and guitar.

 

Music Improvisation

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, Shiny learns about teamwork, and all the kids learn about the place of improvisation in the creation of music.

Stencils on the Street with Mike Shine

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Meet Bay Area artist Mike Shine, who discusses his carnival-inspired paintings, and his recent large-scale stencil murals. He makes art for people to enjoy, both superficially and in depth, and condemns much of modern art because of the context needed for interpretation. He wants his art to be able to be interpreted, regardless of how it is interpreted. He wants it to transcend cultural and language barriers. Check out how his art is made in this video.

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Museums Rule! Why do Art Museum Rules Exist?

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Before heading out on a museum field trip, check out this superhero-style Art School video produced by KQED, about museum rules and why they exist, which will help prepare anyone for a museum visit.

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos!

Commercial: Pictures and Words

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This commercial demonstrates how pictures and words work together to tell a story. This resource teaches print literacy, and helps students understand how different types of media may be used in story-telling.

Seyed Alavi: Conceptual Art

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For over two decades Seyed Alavi has worked with public institutions to create conceptual works of art to be experienced by passers by. In this Spark video produced by KQED, follow Alavi as he offers a guided tour of his art and working process.

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