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Composing using rhythm
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Rhythm composition - from initial stages to performing and notating the final product.
Echo City (pt 1/2) - A junk band workshop session
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A description of the instruments and musical materials in a junk band workshop session.
Echo City (pt 2/2) - Tuning junk instruments
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The leader of 'Echo City' gives a demonstration of a junk instrument made from gas pipes.
Exploring the musical features of a spiritual
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Mica Paris explores the spiritual aided by African-American choral expert Ken Burton.
Junk percussion band
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Weapons of Sound demonstrate how they use junk items as percussion instruments.
Kathak Indian dance music
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Nitin Sawhney discusses his work with traditional Indian musical instruments and ideas.
Playing percussion with a steel band
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Leader of Ebony Steel Band explains how important percussion is in a steel pan band.
Pushing boundaries in string playing - timbre, texture and rhythm
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Violent sounds gather momentum in a performance of Dave Heath's 'Free the Spirit'.
Rhythm and metre
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The composer Big George explains how beat is important in a huge range of music.
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Members of a Samba Band from North London explain and demonstrate samba music.