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Saxophone – Improv by ear

Saxophone – Improv by ear

Saxophone – Improv by ear

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Upper primary and secondary music
Presented by 
James Loughnan

James Loughnan introduces saxophone players to the art of improvisation using well known tunes.

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Saxophone – Improv by ear

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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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Woodwinds

Beginner saxophone

Beginner music
Presented by 
Sam Weller

Join Sam Weller as he guides you through a beginner's saxophone tutorial.

Duration: 
24:54
Video transcript – 
Beginner saxophone
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Clarinet articulation

Upper primary and lower secondary music
Presented by 
Rowena Watts

Join Rowena as she teaches you the fundamentals of air support and articulation on the clarinet. Learn the basics with easy-to-follow instruction, demonstration and exercises to try at home.

Duration: 
16:43
Video transcript – 
Clarinet articulation
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Oboe – 1. Embouchure and finger technique

Upper primary and secondary music
Presented by 
Jono Ryan

Jono Ryan provides oboe players with practice tips to improve their embouchure and the cleanliness of their fingering.

Duration: 
8:43
Video transcript – 
Oboe – 01. Embouchure and finger technique
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Oboe – 2. High register, low register and airflow

Upper primary and secondary music
Presented by 
Jonathan Ryan

Practice tips and advice for oboe players working on  high and low registers and on controlling airflow.

Duration: 
15:35
Video transcript – 
Oboe – 02. High register, low register and airflow
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Oboe – 3. Preparing for our part in an ensemble

Upper primary and secondary music
Presented by 
Jonathan Ryan

In this third video, Jonathon shares technical advice to help young oboists prepare to do their best as part of an ensemble.

Duration: 
15:56
Video transcript – 
Oboe – 03. Preparing for our part in an ensemble
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Playing the recorder – 1. Hot Cross Buns

Lower primary music
Presented by 
Susan Sukkar

Learn to play the recorder with the first 3 notes: B, A and G.

Duration: 
7:21
Video transcript – 
Playing the recorder – Hot Cross Buns
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Playing the recorder – 2. Gently Falls the Rain

Lower primary music
Presented by 
Susan Sukkar

Another lovely melody using the first 3 notes: B, A and G.

Duration: 
8:50
Video transcript – 
Playing the recorder – 2. Gently Falls the Rain
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Playing the recorder – 3. Pease Pudding Hot

Lower primary/beginner music
Presented by 
Susan Sukkar

In this episode, we introduce the note C.

Duration: 
8:37
Video transcript – 
Playing the recorder – 3. Pease Pudding Hot
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Playing the recorder – 4. Bransle

Beginner music
Presented by 
Susan Sukkar

The fourth video of this series where Susan Sukkar teaches you to to play the recorder. In this episode, we have another tune from ancient times using four notes: BAG and C.

Duration: 
8:48
Video transcript – 
Playing the recorder – 4. Bransle
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Playing the recorder – 5. London's Burning

Beginner music
Presented by 
Susan Sukkar

The fifth video of this series where Susan  Sukkar teaches you to to play the recorder. In this episode, we play an old  favourite and introduce the low D.

Duration: 
12:49
Video transcript – 
Playing the recorder – 5. London's Burning
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Primary school debating – 3. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

We look at the simple steps to presenting a debating argument. Remember, you can always email us with any questions!

Duration: 
15:06
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club – 03. With Tony Davey
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Making mini paper puppets

Primary and lower secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve De Souza

How to make a mini paper puppet and 'breathe' life into it by adding movement.

Duration: 
14:57
Video transcript – 
Making mini paper puppets
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ARTEXPRESS 2019 – The Reading by Belle Leonard

Secondary visual arts
Presented by 
ARTEXPRESS

Maitland Grossmann High School HSC student, Belle Leonard, reflects on her body of work.

Duration: 
7:19
Video transcript – 
ARTEXPRESS interviews – Belle Leonard
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Primary school debating – 1. Defining a topic

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week's primary topic: 'That every class should adopt a dog or a cat as class pet.'

Duration: 
7:05
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic
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High school debating – 7. Defining a topic

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we chat through the set-up for the topic 'That all under-12s sporting teams should be mixed gender'.

Duration: 
12:59
Video transcript – 
Defining a high school debating topic – 07. With Tony Davey
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Find the performer inside you

Primary dance
Presented by 
Charlie Watts

Have fun warming up and learning to dance to the original Schools Spectacular song Supernova.

Duration: 
11:31
Video transcript – 
Primary dance – Find the performer in you
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Characterisation – 10. Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

Characterisation

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Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

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Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we explore Stanislavski's fundamental  questions and given circumstances.

 
 

Characterisation – 11. Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

Characterisation

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Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

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Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we learn about the magic 'if' and  muscle and emotional memory.

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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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Dance collection 3

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The 2018 State Dance Festival showcased many wonderful performances by public school ensembles from throughout NSW. Here's another small selection.

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NSW Premier's Reading Challenge and ART EXPRESS collection 2

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Join Mem Fox as she talks about the books she loved as an Australian child growing up in Africa and her picture book 'I Am Australian Too' celebrating Australia's multicultural society for the 2017 Premier's Reading Challenge.

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Dance collection 1

Dance
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The 2018 State Dance Festival showcased many wonderful performances by public school ensembles from throughout NSW. Here's a small selection.

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29
 
May
 
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Public speaking collection 3

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The final of the Multicultural Perspective Public Speaking Competition is a highly anticipated event. Join us for Part 1 of the 2019 State Final for Years 3 and 4 students.

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Drama collection 2

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These two performances by secondary school groups show us that a sense of humour lives on in our youth. Enjoy these drama items from the 2018 State Drama Festival.

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Public speaking collection 2

Public speaking
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The final of the Multicultural Perspective Public Speaking Competition is a highly anticipated event. Join us for Part 2 of the 2017 State Final for Years 3 and 4 students.

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Wed
10
 
June
 
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