Monthly Archives: January 2012

Issue 21: Welcome to The Music Jungle

Hello, and welcome to the 21st Issue of the Music Jungle. This week, I have added to the series of articles running up to Chinese New Year. There is also a pulse game which I used in the first two lessons … Continue reading

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Issue 21: Two not-so-Chinese Tigers

Last year, while searching for Chinese children’s songs on the site www.mamalisa.com, I came across this “traditional chinese playground song” http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=822&c=11 If you follow the link, you will find yourself listening to a song about two tigers, one with only … Continue reading

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Issue 21: Review of the Short Samba Course-first two sessions

I have expanded the course that I sketched out  back in issue 11 to include various warm ups to reinforce a good sense of pulse. This has proved to be a very good idea! The game that I chose to use … Continue reading

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Issue 21: Pulse Game; Counting to 8

This is a really simple activity and it can be played without any equipment. All you need is a clear signal for “stop” and “go”. When I joined the County Music Services, I was issued with a resource pack including a large, … Continue reading

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Issue 20: Welcome to The Music Jungle

Happy New Year to everyone. It has been a bit of a shock to the system getting back into a full timetable. However the first week is just about complete (Saturday morning still to go) and I am still functioning … Continue reading

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Issue 20: ABRSM exam entry reminder

The closing date for ABRSM music exam entries is comin up fast; Friday 13th for postal entries, and Friday 20th for on-line entries. I just hate that sick feeling I get when I discover that I have missed the date…. … Continue reading

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Issue 20: Changes to the Singup Website

Whenever I want to find a new song, this site; www.singup.org, is one of my first places to search. This fantastic, free resource has been full of good ideas since it started a number of years ago. However, all is … Continue reading

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Issue 20: Internet resources for Chinese New Year, Monday 23rd January

Happy New Year! And in just a couple of weeks, Happy Chinese New Year! This year will the the year of the dragon which will give plenty of scope for exciting and colourful activities. A quick search on YouTube will … Continue reading

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