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Trumpet – 1. Covering all your bases

Trumpet

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Covering all your bases

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Covering all your bases

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Secondary advanced music
Presented by 
Craig Mitten

Using various articulations to get the most benefit out of practicing your exercises, studies and performance pieces.

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Trumpet – 1. Covering all your bases

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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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Art Bites in this series: 

Trumpet

Trumpet – 2. The most important facet of trumpet playing. Air flow and support!

Secondary advanced music
Presented by 
Craig Mitten

Mastery of the use of air support is so important for trumpet players. This video provides students with invaluable opportunites to develop good air support by implementing various articulations using a simple chromatic run. Grab your trumpet and get ready to play!

Duration: 
5:34
Video transcript – 
Trumpet – 02. Developing consistency
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Brass

International Jazz Day 2019 – 1. James Morrison masterclass

All music
Presented by 
James Morrison

James shows that you don’t always need a piano player but then joins one of the world’s best … Herbie Hancock!

Duration: 
13:19
Video transcript – 
James Morrison masterclass
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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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Practice series – 1. Warm-up and scales

Secondary music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

A series of practice sessions to enhance your skills. So the next time your teacher, mentor, parent or tutor tells you to "practise, practise, practise!" you can do so with confidence, enthusiasm and purpose.

Duration: 
13:53
Video transcript – 
The practice sessions 1 - 1. Warm up and scales
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Practice series – 2. Double and triple tonguing and high register

Secondary music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

The second video in a series of practice sessions to enhance your skills. So the next time your teacher, mentor, parent or tutor tells you to "practise, practise, practise!" you can do so with confidence, enthusiasm and purpose.

Duration: 
13:38
Video transcript – 
Practice series 1 – 2. Double and triple tonguing and high register
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Practice series – 3. How to approach practising pieces

Secondary music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

The third video in a series of practice sessions to enhance your skills. So the next time your teacher, mentor, parent or tutor tells you to "practise, practise, practise!" you can do so with confidence, enthusiasm and purpose.

Duration: 
12:47
Video transcript – 
Practice series 1 – 3. Practicing pieces
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Practice series – 4. Improving your articulation for brass players

Junior school music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

We discuss common problems that young brass players have with tonguing. We will work on ways to practise your articulation so that it is clear and efficient.

Duration: 
8:55
Video transcript – 
Practice series 1 – 4. Improving your articulation for brass players
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High school debating – 9. Stop rebutting yourself!

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Elinor Stephenson

Elinor is back for the final episode to revisit her successful 2017 Years 11 and 12 speech.

Duration: 
24:17:00
Video transcript – 
Stop rebutting yourself – secondary debating – 09. With Elinor Stephenson
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Choral singing tips – 9. Trust your ears

Music, for teachers
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Take away the bad sounds and be left with the nice sounds.

Duration: 
13:54
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips – 09 Trust your ears
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Solo vocal workshop – 3. Audition tips part 1

Advanced upper secondary music
Presented by 
Charmaine Gibbs

Join me in how to prepare for auditions, choosing repertoire, attending to warm ups on audition day and what to do in that audition room.

Duration: 
20:36
Video transcript – 
Solo vocal workshop – 03 Audition tips part 1
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High school debating – 3. Defining a topic

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week Hugh Bartley defines the topic: 'That the casts of Australian films and TV shows should be required to reflect the racial diversity of the population.'

Duration: 
9:48
Video transcript – 
Defining a high school debating topic – 03. With Hugh Bartley
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Hip hop choreography – 3. South of the River part 1

Advanced secondary dance
Presented by 
Neale Whittaker

Join the Schools Spectacular Hip Hop Dance Crew experience and learn an awesome routine that will develop and challenge your skills in Hip Hop.

Duration: 
14:42
Video transcript – 
Hip hop choreography – 03. South of the river part 1
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Characterisation – 4. Creating characters using forms of movement and status

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we will learn about observation skills as actors. We then explore status and how to use movement to play high and low status characters.

Duration: 
9:24
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 4. Creating Characters using forms of movement and status
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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.

 
 

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.

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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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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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Music collection 3

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

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Dance collection 1

Dance
Presented by 

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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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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NSW Premier's Reading Challenge and ARTEXPRESS collection 3

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Join Rafief Ismail and Jenna Guillaume at the Sydney Writers' Festival as they talk about their experiences as authors for the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge, and gain an insight into the creation of an ARTEXPRESS work.

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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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Upcoming Lunch Bites

Fri
3
 
July
 
12:00 pm
Highlights collection 3
Presented by 

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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