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Violin – 2. Tips for reading music for violinists

Violin

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Tips for reading music for violinists

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Tips for reading music for violinists

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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!

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Violin – 2. Tips for reading music for violinists

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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 – 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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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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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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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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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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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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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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Primary school debating – 3. Stop rebutting yourself!

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Charlie Witherdin

This week Charlie Witherdin looks back at his first affrimative speech from the 2006 Primary Schools State Debating Championships final.

Duration: 
10:36
Video transcript – 
Stop rebutting yourself – primary debating – 03. With Charlie Witherdin
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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Characterisation – 7. Exploring characters

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Using the theories of acting practitioner Jacques Lecoq, this Art Bite explores how the natural world influences characterisation with fun practical activities

Duration: 
13:55
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 07. Exploring characters
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Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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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
427573848

Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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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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Characterisation – 1. Stereotypes

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Build engaging characters through role play and improvisation using voice, body and dialogue.

Duration: 
18:17
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 1. Stereotypes
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Characterisation – 9. Developing characters using objectives, throughline and tactics

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Learn about and explore the character's intentions and how to use tactics to overcome obstacles in achieving your intentions in a scene.

Duration: 
10:43
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 09. Developing characters using objectives, throughline and tactics
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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

10

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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Dance collection 2

Dance
Presented by 

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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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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July
 
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Drama collection 2

Presented by 

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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NSW Premier's Reading Challenge and ARTEXPRESS collection 1

Premier's Reading Challenge and visual arts
Presented by 

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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June
 
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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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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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