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Recycled trash instrument orchestra in Paraguay

An orchestra for young people in Paraguay plays with instruments recycled from trash in a landfill. Report by Genelle Aldred. Like us on Facebook at http://w...

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The Power of Innovation - An Orchestra from recycled instruments - slum on a landfill...

The Power of Innovation - An Orchestra from recycled instruments - slum on a landfill... | MMOPUSWHS- Mr. Lawrence | Scoop.it
How did they turn something once regarded as so gross into something so beautiful?

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My students were facinated at this!!!

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Elizabeth Ro's curator insight, November 7, 2013 6:33 PM

I love that they mention that "people shouldn't be thrown away either". What a beautiful mission in a place where they truly value music..

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A Winter Concert In A Hybrid Public School Music Program

A Winter Concert In A Hybrid Public School Music Program | MMOPUSWHS- Mr. Lawrence | Scoop.it

Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School and the Center for Performing and Fine Arts in West Chester, PA, offer innovative hybrid and fully online music courses to K-12 students statewide.


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Printable Paper

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Free Printable Paper in PDF format...

Game scorecards, graphs, note, penmanship, note, music, calligraphy...even games and knitting graph paper.


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Chinese brothers create orchestra from market vegetables

Chinese brothers create orchestra from market vegetables | MMOPUSWHS- Mr. Lawrence | Scoop.it
Two brothers from Beijing have carved out an unusual career - making musical
instruments from carrots, potatoes and other vegetables.

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John Powell Interview | Spitfire Audio LLP

John Powell Interview |  Spitfire Audio LLP | MMOPUSWHS- Mr. Lawrence | Scoop.it

John Powell is best known for scoring Hollywood block-buster animations, from his collaborative work with Harry Gregson-Williams (“Antz”, 1998; “Chicken Run”, 2000; and “Shrek”, 2001), to 2010’s “How to Train Your Dragon”, for which he received an Academy Award Nomination. Powell attended Trinity College of Music and studied composition for four years and then electronic music, as well as violin, viola and some percussion. He also played the drums and keyboards in bands and tried his hand at studio production. Early in his career Powell worked with Hans Zimmer at Media Ventures. Powell has gone on to create a fresh new cinema sound that is all his own – his style has been described as “tribal” and “ethnic” or influenced by world music – combining a taste for diverse and eclectic musical forms with the latest electronic technologies. During the 1950s and 1960s Powell’s father, a tuba player with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, performed on a lot of film scores. Powell remembers being taken along to Ron Goodwin’s score for “The Battle of Britain” at about age three. These early experiences resulted in a desire to play violin as a young boy, and perhaps also ignited his interest in film music; he cites the likes of Elmer Bernstein’s scores for “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Great Escape” as early influences.

John kindly gave Spitfire Audio some of his precious time to answer some questions and did so in a fantastically candid and honest manner. We’ve left everything in, so please excuse any expletives! We hope you will enjoy John’s frank insights into writing music for picture.


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Homemade percussion

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homemade percussion instruments in depth; how-to, complete instructions,links,resources.
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Home Made Musical Instruments

 

"A video showing some of the over 60 home made musical instruments that I use with children in my hands-on music education programs here in Perth, Western Australia. My business is called Child's Play Music because music really is child's play.

I make all of these instruments myself. Many of the instruments are made from recycled materials and they are all designed to be simple to play, very safe, and above all, almost unbreakable.

 

I also use PVC pipe and plantation hardwood; most of the PVC pipe I use is made from recycled plastics. Many of the instruments are based on ethnic musical instruments from around the world.

I do programs in kindergartens, pre-primary schools and primary schools; education support centres and education support schools; child care centres and vacation care programs.

 

My programs are designed around hands-on learning through active child-focussed play - I don't do performances, I guide the children through an exploration of the instruments and a range of play-based music activities.

 

Play is the natural way for children to learn, so my programs are play-based and fun.

My programs have been specifically designed to address the learning outcomes of the Curriculum Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework.

 

They have learning links to music and the arts, mathematics, science, environmental studies, and community and multicultural studies.

 

Children learn about music and musical instruments, about making their own instruments from recycled and sustainable materials, about musical instruments from different cultures, and most of all: they learn that playing music is something they can do themselves and it's fun!"

 

 


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iSheetMusic for iOS: Reading Music Just Got Easier

iSheetMusic for iOS: Reading Music Just Got Easier | MMOPUSWHS- Mr. Lawrence | Scoop.it

It's a sheet music reader for the iPad. The app is free and comes with a few classic song sheets (Amazing Grace, Take Me Out to the Ball game, etc.) but every other song you'll have to buy in their small but growing collection. Sadly, you can't upload any sheets on your own, you'll have to rely on their store. What's great is that the app has a built in metronome (audible or visual) so you can keep your tempo right and see where you are in the piece. Also great: automatic page turning as the app will flip the page once you reach the end of the previous one.


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10 Favorite Music Creation Apps for iPhone and iPad

10 Favorite Music Creation Apps for iPhone and iPad | MMOPUSWHS- Mr. Lawrence | Scoop.it

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Landfill Harmonic

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A cello made from an oil can and pieces of wood thrown in the garbage; a saxophone made of spoons and buttons. These are the instruments crafted by Nicolas, a recycler with no previous experience making musical instruments, living hand-to-mouth by the garbage dump in Catuera, Paraguay. Inspired by this initiative and creativity, Maestro Luis Szaran, director of "Sounds of the Earth," formed a "recycled orchestra" with children living at the dump. "Our main goal isn't to form good musicians, but to form good citizens." Now 30 members strong, listen to the sweet sounds of these recycled instruments and the hopes and dreams of the children who play them.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O6rgkCUstaE

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The Role of Music in Writing

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One of the more frequent questions I get asked, after having written 40 books and hundreds of other forms of written communication, is— How do you do it? They ask me about schedules, how much I sleep, how many research assistants I have (n.b. I have never had any really), and so on. My answer is severalfold, but here I want to concentrate on two things that at least in my case help. Since I have previously spoken to the issue of developing a good writing style, by stressing the necessity of reading good English literature, I will not retred that territory here (see my Is There a Doctor in the House?).

No two writers are alike, but in my case you are dealing with a left-handed largely right-brained person who has done music all his life. Music, as the musicologists will tell you, reaches parts of the self, particularly the affective side of the self, that mere words do not reach. And in terms of stimulus, music stimulates parts of the brain which are closely related to the regions which control imagination and writing, especially creative writing, but in fact all sorts of writing. Therefore, in my case, having on familiar music (not new music which can distract your concentration) at a low level, especially soothing familiar music (whatever that looks like for you) is a good stimulus to creative reading and writing.

 


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Johnny Dombeck's curator insight, December 6, 2015 8:18 PM

In this article he explains how writing is easy as pie for him and how he gets into a creative mindset. I believe it is definately a adventageous article to read whether you are writing music, literature, or creating art. 

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STOMP - Official Site

STOMP - Official Site | MMOPUSWHS- Mr. Lawrence | Scoop.it
Official website for STOMP, a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. Get the latest news, watch exclusive video and learn to create your own music. Buy tickets to STOMP in New York, Las Vegas and on Tour.
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