CD/ROM with Pie Corbett
How to put song into your stories and story into your music
Works in your CD player and computer with text, extending activities and story maps
Great for joining in with on long car journeys
Hear a couple of samples ...
£15:00 - UK posting free
Sets of Rhythm Sticks.
Each set has 70 sticks of ideal size and weight for small hands, a CD with my ten favourite songs to sing with them and a booklet with tips and ideas all packed in a sturdy box.
Listen to a sample from the CD Miss Mary Mack (mp3, 1829 K)
The set costs £60:00 plus £12:00 postage
"HIT THE RIGHT NOTE"
How to use songs to learn melodic instruments
A CD/book with 25 songs that are good for learning instruments generally and xylophones keyboards and guitars in particular. There are five songs here that duplicate numbers on Bright Sparks but they are recorded again to help with playing instrumentally. Here are a few examples :
Arrabella Miller - a simple song that is very easy to play, partly because each note is repeated. It also works well as a hocket where two groups sing alternate words - (mp3, 1000 K)
Shoo Turkey (mp3, 305 K) - a lively action song that works particularly well with guitars as well as keyboards and xylophones. Allows beginners to join in a jam session.
Waterfall - a more advanced tune influenced by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Very popular at the school where I work (mp3, 1008 K)
To buy a copy e-mail Steve.
DEEP IN THE DEEP !
How to work with rhyme and atmospheric sound to enable children's own composition
This book/CD is primarily for teachers and artists working with children. It is full of practical ideas about helping children to make their own music and has some interesting things to say about the creative process generally.
"His accounts of the processes by which vocal, instrumental and unconventional sounds can be woven together are instuctive and thoughtful. The music evokes various watery moods and incorporates poetry and visual imagery. This is a heartening and intelligent reminder that human creativity preceded and will outlast the national curriculum's divisions."