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Who's going to play that tricky snare drum part? I guess it's me! 2

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Intermediate/advanced music
Presented by 
Dave Lockeridge

Strategies to properly prepare and practise that DIFFICULT snare drum part before the next band rehearsal. Part 2

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Who's going to play that tricky snare drum part? I guess it's me! 2

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.

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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Drumming – 1. Sticking to the basics

Primary/beginner music
Presented by 
Dave Lockeridge

Presenting a hands-on beginner stick guide.

Duration: 
14:09
Video transcript – 
Sticking to the basics
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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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Filmmaking – How to make a documentary film

Primary drama
Presented by 
David Todd

David takes you through each step of this fun and creative process in this practical guide to using technology to tell your story.

Duration: 
9:06
Video transcript – 
Filmmaking – How to make a documentary film
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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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Trash Totems – 1. Let's go collecting!

Secondary visual arts
Presented by 
Kate Stehr

Want to build your own towering totem pole? Wondering where to start when you are making art at home? Check out this first video, in the series of five that will teach you how to make you very own Totem pole from items that you might have seen as trash!

Duration: 
9:46
Video transcript – 
Trash totems – 1. Let's go collecting
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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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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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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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Choral singing tips – 1. Vowels

Primary and lower secondary music
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Ian Jefferson from The Arts Unit leads this at-home tutorial for students with a focus on exercises to sing vowels.

Duration: 
6:01
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips with Ian – 1. Vowels
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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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Choral singing tips – 2. Exceptions, the schwa and diphthongs

Primary and lower secondary music
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Tutorial focusing on variations of pure vowels, the use of the schwa and a look at diphthongs.

Duration: 
12:27
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips – 2. Exceptions, the schwa and diphthongs
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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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Upcoming Bites

Wed
27
 
May
 
8:15 am
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!)

Wed
27
 
May
 
11:15 am
Introduction to lighting
Secondary drama
Presented by 
Lincoln Gidney

This Bite takes students through the basics of lighting and its effect for the stage including a focus on colour, shape and shadow.

Wed
27
 
May
 
3:00 pm
African dance performance – 1. Introduction to African movement
Secondary dance
Presented by 
Lucky Lartey

Join in the Schools Spectacular African dance experience and learn an amazing routine from choreographer Lucky Lartey.

Thu
28
 
May
 
8:15 am
Creating a detective story with props
Secondary drama
Presented by 
Susan Geldart

Using objects from around the house, create your own detective crime mystery as a short film and narration.

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Lunch Bites this week

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
Presented by 

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

This video will be streamed on
Mon
25
 
May
 
12:00 pm
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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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Public Speaking collection 1

Public speaking
Presented by 

The final of the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition is a highly anticipated event. Join us for Part 1 of the 2017 State Final for Years 3 and 4 students.

This video will be streamed on
Wed
27
 
May
 
12:00 pm
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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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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.

This video will be streamed on
Fri
29
 
May
 
12:00 pm
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watch the video when it becomes available.
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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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Art Bites

Upcoming Lunch Bites

Mon
1
 
June
 
12:00 pm
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.

Wed
3
 
June
 
12:00 pm
Drama collection 1
Drama
Presented by 

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.

Fri
5
 
June
 
12:00 pm
Highlights collection 1
Dance, drama, music and visual arts
Presented by 

Two weeks of Lunch Bites and so many highlights. Here's just a few to whet your appetite for next week's selection.

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Safety tips for online movement classes if you wish to participate

  1. You have been given approval from your parent/caregiver prior.
  2. You will clear a spot in your home big enough to give you space to move around. Be sure there are no coffee tables, plants or chairs in the way.
  3. Be aware of any pets or small humans that may sneak into your dance space.
  4. Check the height of ceiling fans and light fittings so the area is clear as you reach above your head.
  5. You will wear comfortable clothing that allows a full range of movement.
    • This will include appropriate footwear:
    • Sneakers, socks, ballet slippers, jazz shoes or bare feet.
    • You may have to adjust based on the flooring you are dancing on.
    • Bare feet may be better than ballet slippers on a slippery floor. Socks may be better on carpet.
    • Be careful if you are on a rug on a slippery floor.

If you have an injury or a medical condition please follow the advice of your health professional. It is suggested you view the exercises beforehand and adjust according to your limitations.

Please stay safe, listen carefully to all the instructions.
If you study dance please think about your knowledge of safe dance practice as you execute the instructions.

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