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  1. Composing using rhythm

    Duration: 01.23

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    Rhythm composition - from initial stages to performing and notating the final product.

  2. Echo City (pt 1/2) - A junk band workshop session

    Duration: 03.50

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    A description of the instruments and musical materials in a junk band workshop session.

  3. Echo City (pt 2/2) - Tuning junk instruments

    Duration: 02.08

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    The leader of 'Echo City' gives a demonstration of a junk instrument made from gas pipes.

  4. Exploring the musical features of a spiritual

    Duration: 03.01

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    Mica Paris explores the spiritual aided by African-American choral expert Ken Burton.

  5. Junk percussion band

    Duration: 05.10

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    Weapons of Sound demonstrate how they use junk items as percussion instruments.

  6. Kathak Indian dance music

    Duration: 03.44

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    Nitin Sawhney discusses his work with traditional Indian musical instruments and ideas.

  7. Playing percussion with a steel band

    Duration: 03.37

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    Leader of Ebony Steel Band explains how important percussion is in a steel pan band.

  8. Pushing boundaries in string playing - timbre, texture and rhythm

    Duration: 04.58

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    Violent sounds gather momentum in a performance of Dave Heath's 'Free the Spirit'.

  9. Rhythm and metre

    Duration: 04.54

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    The composer Big George explains how beat is important in a huge range of music.

  10. Samba music

    Duration: 02.38

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    Members of a Samba Band from North London explain and demonstrate samba music.

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