• Classroom Resources
  1. Exploring vocal fusions

    Duration: 04.34

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    Musician Nitin Sawhney explores some ideas for working with two contrasting voices.

  2. Instrumentation - 'Fingal’s Cave' by Mendelssohn

    Duration: 05.50

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    A composition workshop on instrumentation, tone colour and developments of musical ideas.

  3. Instrumentation and melodic writing - Monteverdi’s 'Toccata from Orfeo'

    Duration: 06.21

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    A composition workshop on the techniques of instruments and developing melodic writing.

  4. Instrumentation and timbre - 'Danse Macabre' by Saint-Saëns

    Duration: 05.33

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    A composition workshop on timbre and tone colour using 'Danse Macabre' by Saint-Saëns.

  5. Instrumentation in film music

    Duration: 02.37

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    Composer Debbie Wiseman discusses the importance of instrumentation in film composition.

  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. Leading a group rehearsal

    Duration: 03.34

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    Keyboard player and composer Dean Brodrick leads a rehearsal of a new composition.

  8. Making music using mobile technology

    Duration: 06.11

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    Dev builds a track using downloaded apps on mobile technology.

  9. Melody and instrumentation - 'Petrushka' by Stravinsky

    Duration: 06.22

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    A workshop on melody, harmony and orchestration using Stravinsky's 'Petrushka'.

  10. Mini opera 'The Alien' (pt 1/2) - Using technology to manipulate vocal sounds

    Duration: 04.59

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    The use of studio techniques to process vocal sounds for the opera 'The Alien'.