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Violin – 1. Let's get those fingers and arms warmed up

Violin

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Let's get those fingers and arms warmed up

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Let's get those fingers and arms warmed up

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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.

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Violin – 1. Let's get those fingers and arms warmed up

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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: 

Violin

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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Strings

Cello bowing exercises

Upper primary and secondary music
Presented by 
Jack Ward

Jack Ward provides advice for practising bowing technique for cellists.

Duration: 
14:35
Video transcript – 
Cello bowing exercises
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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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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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High school debating – 6. Stop adjudicating yourself!

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Justin Lai

With the Plain English Speaking Award springing back to life we're dedicating this week to public speaking! You can't rebut a speech but Justin looks back on his one from the 2018 state final and lets you know how he'd improve it.

Duration: 
19:12
Video transcript – 
Stop adjudicating yourself – secondary public speaking – 01. With Justin Lai
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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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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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Trash totems – 2. Build it!

Lower secondary visual arts
Presented by 
Kate Stehr

You’ve fossicked through your house, found a bunch of great stuff to start making…so how do you begin? In this, the second lesson of five, on building a Totem Pole from trash, you’ll see how you go about building your structure.

Duration: 
16:20
Video transcript – 
Trash totems – 2. Build it
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Operation Art – 2. The King Sun

Lower primary visual arts
Presented by 
Heidi Windeisen

This is a mixed media artwork for lower primary based on John Olsen’s artwork titled The King Sun. Children will create their own King Sun using food colouring, acrylic paint and oil pastels or crayons.

Duration: 
6:50
Video transcript – 
Operation Art – 2. The king sun
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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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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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Music collection 1

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

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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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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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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 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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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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