Clip description Keywords
Communicating with drums
Communicating with drums

Duration: 1:59

Drummer Aziz Faye demonstrates playing the sabar and djembe, using a combination of hand and sticks.

 
Creating jazz music
Creating jazz music

Duration: 02:27

The Oli Rockberger Trio from the King Alfred School in London demonstrate and explain how structure and improvisation are combined in jazz performances.

 
Creation of new musical genres
Creation of new musical genres

Duration: 05:59

How do musical styles cross-fertilise to create a new genre?

 
Donald Runnicles - An approach to conducting
Donald Runnicles - An approach to conducting

Duration: 08:28

Donald Runnicles discusses his approach to conducting.

 
Electro music
Electro music

Duration: 03:52

An description of Electro music from the perspective of fans, performers and promoters.

 
Ilan Volkov - The role of the conductor
Ilan Volkov - The role of the conductor

Duration: 09:53

BBC conductor, Ilan Volkov discusses the importance of continual learning to his role.

 
Improvisation in jazz music (pt 1/2)
Improvisation in jazz music (pt 1/2)

Duration: 03:15

Focusing on jazz piano, a range of musical examples are provided to demonstrate how improvisation is a key feature of jazz music.

 
Improvisation in jazz music (pt 2/2)
Improvisation in jazz music (pt 2/2)

Duration: 06:39

Focusing on jazz piano, a range of musical examples are provided to demonstrate how improvisation is a key feature of jazz music.

 
Introduction to blues piano music
Introduction to blues piano music

Duration: 06:10

A range of musicians explain the development of blues piano music, focusing on boogie-woogie.

 
Jazz and improvisation
Jazz and improvisation

Duration: 02:29

A range of contemporary jazz musicians explain their personal experience of performing jazz.

 
Jazz piano music - bebop
Jazz piano music - bebop

Duration: 05:46

Contemporary jazz musicians including Julian Joseph and Jools Holland explain and demonstrate bebop music of the 1940s.

 
Jazz styles
Jazz styles

Duration: 05:49

What is jazz and why is it important to so many musicians? Acknowledging there are many possible answers, a few viewpoints are considered.

 
Kulintang  - the social context
Kulintang - the social context

Duration: 00:59

The musician Danny Kalanduyan gives some background to kulintang, interspersed with performance clips.

 
Learning to play in a  kulintang gong ensemble
Learning to play in a kulintang gong ensemble

Duration: 01:01

The musician Danny Kalanduyan recalls how he learnt kulintang from his parents at a very young age.

 
Lisa Milne - The soprano voice
Lisa Milne - The soprano voice

Duration: 09:44

Soprano Lisa Milne discusses what it's like singing in an orchestra.

 
Making music in Iraq
Making music in Iraq

Duration: 02:04

Iraq's sectarian violence has prevented most musicians, particularly women, from performing in public. Hazar Bassam was one of the few who continued to play and study in secret throughout the troubles.

 
Marketing classical music to new audiences
Marketing classical music to new audiences

Duration: 07:10

Figures from the world of classical music talk to Jon Jacob about what stereotypes and consequent strategies they use when marketing classical music to new audiences.

 
Music and its meaning
Music and its meaning

Duration: 01:33

Composer Dave Heath explains why he does not like explaining what music means.

 
Music lessons beyond the classroom
Music lessons beyond the classroom

Duration: 01:40

Office workers are being offered music workshops as an antidote to the stresses of city life, providing creative, rewarding experiences which give employees the chance to learn a new skill.

 
Musical moods
Musical moods

Duration: 03:28

The composer Big George explains how music can be used to affect our moods.

 
Origins and development of jazz
Origins and development of jazz

Duration: 05:15

An explanation of how jazz emerged when a combination of musical cultures from various areas of the world came together in New Orleans, USA.

 
Playing the accordion
Playing the accordion

Duration: 1:41

An accordion player on location in Israel reflects on his chosen instrument and the source of his inspiration.

 
Playing the darbukkah
Playing the darbukkah

Duration: 1:03

The Moroccan musician Ghninou gives a demonstration of the darbukkah and explains how he first became interested in making music.

 
Teaching and learning scales
Teaching and learning scales

Duration: 0:54

The importance of learning and consolidating scales in musical performance.

 
The development of jazz
The development of jazz

Duration: 06:03

The development of jazz is explained with reference to styles such as ragtime, cakewalk and Harlem stride piano.

 
The logistics of moving a large orchestra to a concert venue
The logistics of moving a large orchestra to a concert venue

Duration: 03:21

Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra reveal the logistical challenges faced with moving a whole symphony orchestra from its rehearsal base to large venues such as the Royal Albert Hall.

 
Twelve bar blues - structure and use
Twelve bar blues - structure and use

Duration: 03:48

A range of musical examples are used to demonstrate the structure and use of the 12 bar blues.

 
Young conductors - Jessica Cottis.
Young conductors - Jessica Cottis.

Duration: 09:40

Jessica Cottis discusses being a young female conductor.

 

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