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Series: Music and Sound


An Introduction to Composing

An Introduction to Composing

Composing can be an amazing experience – whether you're a budding Mozart, a techno freak, a hard-core guitarist or a complete novice with just a computer at hand – self-expression has never been as easy. But you've still got to know the...Show More
Building Music: Phrases and Periods

Building Music: Phrases and Periods

We continue our "Building Music" series, looking at how composers construct music. Today we look at how motifs can be used to construct phrases, and phrases can be used to make periods.
Building Music: What Are Musical Forms?

Building Music: What Are Musical Forms?

We continue our "Building Music" series, looking at how composers construct music. Today we look at how motifs, phrases, and periods, and themes are used to create full musical forms.
Building Music: What Is a Theme?

Building Music: What Is a Theme?

We continue our "Building Music" series, looking at how composers construct music. Today we look at how motifs, phrases, and periods can be used to construct themes.
Conductor and Strings

Conductor and Strings

Bobby is a zany and enthusiastic young musician who wants to join the orchestra. But Strauss the Conductor must teach him a thing or two about the orchestra first... Through the antics of these two engaging puppet characters we gain an insight...Show More
Genres in Music: From Handel to Hip Hop

Genres in Music: From Handel to Hip Hop

Music and musicians throughout time have reflected fashion, culture, social and cultural events. Young people play music in rock bands, choirs, orchestras, play 'guitar-hero' and 'sing-star', consume music on TV, MySpace, iPods, YouTube, DVD and...Show More
Going for a Song

Going for a Song

Going for a Song tells the story of Tina and Ben, a music composer and a lyricist who create an original song and discuss how to market it.
How Do Clefs Work?

How Do Clefs Work?

What is a clef and how does it work?
How to Count Rhythm

How to Count Rhythm

Today we learn how to count to four. The basics of how to count rhythm in Common Time.
How to Find the Key in 3 Easy Steps

How to Find the Key in 3 Easy Steps

How can you find what key a piece of music is in? Just follow this easy flowchart in three easy steps!
How to Read Music

How to Read Music

Today we look at the different elements that make up modern sheet music, what they mean, and how to read them.
How to Read Time Signatures

How to Read Time Signatures

How do you know what the two numbers at the beginning of a piece of music mean? Are they a fraction? Will any two numbers work? Find out today How To Read Time Signatures on Two Minute Music Theory.
How to Record a Podcast

How to Record a Podcast

Follow radio presenter and producer Keith Law as he demonstrates how to create a podcast.
How to Write Music Using Motifs

How to Write Music Using Motifs

In this video, we look at different ways to manipulate a motif into music.
Inside a Recording Studio

Inside a Recording Studio

When it comes to creating music, one of the most important and intriguing aspects of the whole process takes place inside the recording studio itself. This programme is an essential resource for all students interested in pursuing music and...Show More
Introducing Classical Music

Introducing Classical Music

This clip introduces viewers to the musical styles of three distinct eras within the common practice period: Baroque, Classical and Romantic. Typical structures, forms, instruments, rhythms and melodies are described and supported with examples....Show More
Introducing Jazz

Introducing Jazz

Radical, free and rebellious in attitude, jazz is out on the edge and always evolving. Ideal for music students new to the genre, this program introduces common musical elements of jazz, the origins of jazz in New Orleans, and the evolution of...Show More
Introducing the Music of Africa

Introducing the Music of Africa

African music permeates the many diverse cultures across the continent. The legacy that African musical traditions have passed to contemporary musicians is rich and varied. From the iconic djembe drum to the distinctive a capella choir vocals,...Show More
Introducing the Music of India

Introducing the Music of India

Over thousands of years, music has woven through India’s rich culture. Though Indian music has changed and diversified, tradition remains strong. This programme introduces the origins and cultural relevance of music in India. Indian...Show More
Introducing the Music of Ireland

Introducing the Music of Ireland

What is the essence of Irish music? If you answered 'Riverdance', you need to broaden your thinking. This is a fascinating look into Irish music that explains why the art form is so central to Irish culture and identity. This programme explores...Show More
Introducing the Music of Japan

Introducing the Music of Japan

Whether it’s the unique sounds of a Koto, Shamisen, Shakuhachi or Shinobue, or the pounding of traditional drums, Japanese music has evolved over centuries as an integral part of the nation’s rich culture. Featuring Shakuhachi performer...Show More
Introduction to Binary Form

Introduction to Binary Form

Binary Form is a piece of music with two sections. Perhaps like a verse and a chorus.
Kool Skools: Students Making Music

Kool Skools: Students Making Music

Music is a defining part of youth culture, and today, young people are into a huge diversity of different music. In recent decades in Australian schools, increasing numbers of students have had access to creative music programmes. More than ever...Show More
Musicians Talk About Copyright

Musicians Talk About Copyright

Musicians discuss how copyright impacts their work, how they can use copyrighted material, and the difference between copying and being inspired by a piece of music.
Notes and Rests

Notes and Rests

Today, we look at the values of notes and rests.