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Cello bowing exercises

Cello bowing exercises

Cello bowing exercises

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Upper primary and secondary music
Presented by 
Jack Ward

Jack Ward provides advice for practising bowing technique for cellists.

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Cello bowing exercises

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Art Bites on demand

Art Bites invite students to join a choir rehearsal, dance ensemble, music practice, art club or a debating team meeting.

Each week The Arts Unit will schedule short video lessons in a range of areas to offer students a chance to engage in the co-curricular activities they are missing while learning remotely. Visit the Arts Bites page for more.

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Strings

D is for dazzling dinosaurs – Warm-ups and scale fun in D major

Beginner music
Presented by 
Nicole Forsyth

Fun warm ups and games for young violists in 1st position D major. Suitable for beginners with fingerboard tapes.

Duration: 
10:43
Video transcript – 
D is for dazzling dinosaurs – Warm-ups and scale fun in D major
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Violin – 1. Let's get those fingers and arms warmed up

Primary music
Presented by 
Leigh Middenway

Don't waste time trying to play with stiff, cold fingers! This video provides some fun exercises, both with and without the violin, so that young players are ready to sound fabulous after only a few minutes.

Duration: 
12:22
Video transcript – 
Violin – 01. Let's get those fingers and arms warmed up
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Violin – 2. Tips for reading music for violinists

Primary music
Presented by 
Leigh Middenway

Are you a bit worried reading music? NO WAY! We're going to break down those lines of notes on the page into little bits, so everyone can see the patterns. Come and join me, I'll show you how!

Duration: 
19:49
Video transcript – 
Violin – 02. Tips for reading music for violinists
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Warm-ups with violin and viola

Advanced music
Presented by 
Nicole Forsyth

An advanced string playing lesson of instrument and upper body warm-ups for viola and violin (upper strings).

Duration: 
23:49
Video transcript – 
Art Bites - Advanced string warm-up
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Uta Hagen’s object exercises

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Stephanie Merriman

Stephanie takes us through some extension exercises on recreating moments of discovery using the acting techniques and object  exercises of practitioner Uta Hagen.

Duration: 
8:34
Video transcript – 
Uta Hagen's object exercises
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Primary school debating – 8. Defining a topic

Primary debating
Presented by 
Anna-Sophia Zahar

This week Anna-Sophia helps us set up for the topic: 'That kids in Year 5 and above should have to get a paid job for one afternoon a week'.

Duration: 
5:41
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic – 08. With Anna-Sophia Zahar
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Primary school debating – 5. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we argue about just how responsible primary school kids are. Email us if you'd like to follow something up!

Duration: 
23:24
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club – 05. With Tony Davey
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Primary school debating – 6. Defining a topic

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Indigo Crosweller

This week Indigo thinks through the tricky topic 'That schools should reward students whose grades improve with vouchers for McDonalds or KFC'.

Duration: 
5:48
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic – 06. With Indigo Crossweller
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High school debating – 2. Defining a topic

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Maja Vasic

This week Maja Vasic defines the high school topic “That we should never allow people under 18 to use social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.” (Hint: try writing your own definition for that topic before watching and then see how you compare to a great coach!)

Duration: 
8:26
Video transcript – 
Defining a high school debating topic 2
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Long notes for brass – fast track your improvement

All music
Presented by 
Michael Wray

Michael explains why long notes are so important, discusses some of the concepts to think about when playing long notes and demonstrates an example of a long note exercise that students can play along with.

Duration: 
10:29
Video transcript – 
Long notes for brass – fast track your improvement
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Lunch Bites on demand

Join us at lunchtime each Monday, Wednesday and Friday to experience outstanding student performances and presentations from The Arts Unit’s catalogue of festivals and events. If you can’t join us at lunch, drop by anytime. All of the Lunch Bites will be available on demand.

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Drama collection 3

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These three performances by secondary school groups give us some food for thought. Enjoy these drama items from the 2019 State Drama Festival.

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Highlights collection 3

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Six weeks of Lunch Bites and there is so much talent to showcase. Here's a few to show how amazing NSW public school students are.

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Music collection 2

Music
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Musical highlights from In Concert 2018/2019 and Schools Spectacular 2019 featuring talented young singers and instrumentalists from NSW public schools.

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Drama collection 1

Drama
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We can learn so much from our young people. These four performances by infants/primary school groups from the 2018 State Drama Festival give plenty of food for thought.

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NSW Premier's Reading Challenge and ARTEXPRESS collection 1

Premier's Reading Challenge and visual arts
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Join Gabrielle Tozer at the Sydney Writers' Festival as she talks about her experiences as an author, let Mick Elliott teach you how to draw the character that he created for the 2020 Premier's Reading Challenge poster and gain an insight into the creation of an ARTEXPRESS work.

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Dance collection 2

Dance
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Many wonderful performances by public school HSC dance students from throughout NSW were showcased in Callback 2017 and 2018.  Here is a small selection along with the Featured Ballet Ensemble from the 2019 School Spectacular.

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