Category Archives: Resources

44/100 Paper Chime Bars

By the way, you might be wondering about the weird numbering system I am using for the Jungle Posts at the moment. That’s because I am trying to get at least 100 posts up this year, to make up for … Continue reading

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41/100 Milk bottle ganza/shakers

Have you spotted that school milk is now being delivered to the infant classes in mini-sized plastic bottles? It won’t take long for me to collect a class set of shakers. They need a decent amount of washing to get … Continue reading

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24/100 Splatty finger Toy

I follow www.teachpianotoday.com It’s a great source of ideas, and I love this one: “The Amazing Finger Exercise Cup” DO watch the video! With the sound on! I’m going to make some for my own students, and also as class … Continue reading

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1/100 Scaley Tunes

1st January 2016 1/100? That’s because I have challenged myself to write at least 100 posts for The Music Jungle this year. I’m getting off to a fine start… I shall be teaching scales to a couple of keyboard ensembles, to … Continue reading

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Issue 147: ‘So-Mi’ songs

Songs that use these two notes are the bedrock of early lessons in almost any instrument; clarinets – use G and E. Piano, use F and D. Ukuleles, open G and E strings. Descant recorders, C’ and A. Or G and … Continue reading

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New year Issue 117: The Monkey Dance

  I was lucky enough to watch a performance of this dance on one warm, moonlight night on the island of Bali back in about 1975. The men form a circle, three, or more deep, and the dancers perform in the … Continue reading

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Issue 108: Rememberance Sunday

If you are thinking of doing something for Rememberance Sunday, the Churches Together in Britain website has a powerpoint slide presentation which could be useful to you: Here is the link; http://www.ctbi.org.uk/233 and this is the download to look for: … Continue reading

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Issue 107: Infants and Rhythm Cards

My set of laminated rhythm cards is one of my most important resources. I use them in just about every kind of music lesson that I teach. You can print them off here: http://www.kodaly.org.au/ Go to “Publications” and click on “Downloadable Resources”. … Continue reading

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