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20 October 2014
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Wallace & Gromit's Soundtrack Competition

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Classroom Resources

To help budding composers and musicians across the land see what fun it is to make music and sounds for movies we've prepared a series of films and classroom ideas.

There are 5 short films in a series called Compose Yourself. Each of these films explains how primary school children can get involved in music composition in all sorts of ways. The films are accompanied by helpful ideas for use in class that can be downloaded using the links below.

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Ideas for Use in Class

Entering the Competition
Advice for teachers to help them encourage their children to create a competition entry.

Entering the Competition (526KB)

Getting Started
Discover how to make music with nothing but hands and voices.

Getting Started - Ideas for use in class (441KB)

Playing Trash
Find out how rubbish music can also be good music.

Playing with Trash - Ideas for use in class (332KB)

Found Sounds
Make music using nothing but the sounds around us.

Found Sounds - Ideas for use in class (247KB)

Taking Inspiration
Advice on ideas and how to come up with them.

Taking Inspiration - Ideas for use in class (280KB)

Composing for Action
Look at the process of creating music to accompany moving pictures.

Composing for Action - Ideas for use in class (352KB)

Other Resources

From the downloads section you can access the Wallace & Gromit Scripts and Storyboards that match the competition clips, together with a Composer's Notebook and Character Sheets on which children can jot down ideas and record activities.

You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to access these PDF files. BBC Webwise has a complete guide to downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat reader. 

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