Body percussion for children and families

If you want something different to do at home, here are some rhythm exercises using hands, feet and face, for children and families. Have a listen and then experiment with your own ideas.

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Vocal improvisation ideas

Here are some ideas you can try out at home when you feel bored. The great thing about doing it in isolation is you don’t need to worry about getting embarrassed and wondering what other people think! Body percussion /music – rubbing hands Different hand claps Hands tapping face Thighs and feet Vocalisations 1 Vocalisations […]

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Insect sounds

Insects hear in many different ways, with many different parts of the body. I don’t know how one cricket sounds to another, but suspect it is nothing like the sounds we hear. Here’s some recorded cricket calls, vastly slowed down, so the rhythms can be picked out by human ears.

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Defenders of the Forests

Paulo Paulino Guajajra, in Brazil, and Liviu Pop, in Romania, are the most recent forest rangers to have been murdered trying to protect the forests they loved. Many others have been killed, attacked or threatened – for being¬† guardians, protecting the earth. This lament is for all the ancient forests in the world, and all […]

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You can’t tame a Zebra

It’s true – however much you manipulate..there are some animals you just can’t domesticate! Good to know in these over-tamed times

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Cabaret for the Anthropocene

This was the theme of an artist’s residency in Masterton, New Zealand, and continues to develop. In it i combine improvisation, recorded sounds and my own songs, exploring what it means to be human in this time when human activity is affecting our planetary systems – climate, atmosphere, landscapes, and the delicate web of life […]

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Wild Choir

The Marches/Knighton Wild Choir is taking a break but will continue later this year. The Older Women’s Network in Sydney spent a great morning in February doing a Wild Choir workshop. No-one had done anything like it before and feedback at the end was totally positive. Sadly we could not fit in any more. I […]

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Evolution

Just to put things into perspective – in the long term..

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Integrity

A song about the incarceration industry – text mostly taken from corporate websites, and unfortunately is true

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