Friday, 22 July 2011

Kooroli - Aboriginal music and movement
... this month's free activity

We are so excited about Music Room Book 7 that we are giving you another comprehensive activity to try.
The lesson is song called Koolori (meaning Coroboree)
and we have
  • Lyrics chart
  • The vocal audio track
  • A video clip from the DVD discussing the gumleaf and didge to introduce the song
  • A video clip of the song presenting the lyrics to help sing along
  • A video clip on Movement, Beat and Rhythm with the song
  • Links to a goldmine of background information including more video clips. (Check out the gumleaf competition from the 70s)

    Here is Wayne Thorpe's intro ...

    You will find the rest by following the links from our facebook page (don't forget to like us ;) or from our website if you are blocked out of facebook.

    Look out for more news and activities soon. Enjoy this one - it's also great for history and social studies lessons!

    You can order your copy of Musicroom Book 7 here.

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    Hi Everyone
    Mark Leehy here.
    Just got back from sunny Queensland, where Kev and I attended the Maryborough Music Conference. This biennial event runs for 5 days and has to be the best primary and secondary music conference in Australasia. It just keeps on getting bigger and the quality keeps improving. Many thanks to Ken Hodgkinson and Mike Tyler for such an outstanding achievement. They're expecting 900 delegates in 2013, so my strong advice - no matter what state you're in - is to see if you can get your school to help you fund a trip. It's the best PD you'll get. People from all over Australia agree. And you won't believe the magnificent weather. Oh - and book your accomodation well ahead of time.

    Find out more about the conference here:

    Kev and I were pretty flat out up there this year, finding potential authors, getting valuable feedback from customers, sitting in on sessions and presenting workshops on
  • Music Room 7
  • The Interactive Music Room 1 & 2
  • ... And Recorder Without Tears

  • Notes, PDFs and MP3 music files from the session can be found here

    Many thanks to those who were at the session and contributed ideas - we had a lot of fun and learned a thing or two.

    See you next time
    Mark Leehy

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