The Listening Room Podcast

May 24 2020 24 mins

Welcome to The Listening Room for beginning primary students - a series of musical appreciation lessons mainly for primary or elementary students aged between about 4 and 8. Younger children will also enjoy it.The series is sponsored by Bushfire Press and available free during the current home isolation emergency.Each lesson provides an entertaining half hour of guided listening and movement activities with links to optional followup activities. Perfect to help young people stay grounded and broaden their experience and appreciation of classical music.Find out more about the Listening Room at www.thelisteningroom.net



The Baroque Explained - A Listening Room Podcast for Upper Primary Students
May 24 2020 • 37 min
This episode is from Listening Room 3 published by Bushfire Press and and explains the 3 prime features of The Baroque era - which was from 1600 to 1750. This lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to follow-up activities. Perfect to help young people stay grounded and broaden their experience and appreciation of classical music. Links to all support material including a page for children and guides and assessment materials for teachers can be found at www.thelisteningroom.net ABOUT THE PIECES George Frideric Handel Sarabande 4th movement from the Suite in D minor for Harpsichord. First published in 1733). Handel wrote a number of suites for harpsichord. The D minor (HWV 437) was written between 1703 and 1706. ‘Sarabande’ is the French name for a dance which originated in Central America. It travelled to Spain where it was known as the zarabanda, eventually finding its way to Italy and France where it became a slow court dance. Have You Heard of J.S. Bach? (2016) Rob Fairbairn (Australian 1951, modern period) Especially written for Listening Room 3


Beethoven - What's the Big Idea? - A Listening Room Podcast for Middle Primary Students
May 07 2020 • 25 min
This episode is from Listening Room 2 published by Bushfire Pressand presents what is possibly the most famous piece of classical music ever composed: The 1st movement of Ludwig Von Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.This lesson provides guided listening, drawing...


Move Along - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students
Apr 23 2020 • 19 min
This episode is the second lesson from Listening Room 1 published by Bushfire Press. It is all about moving to music and it’s called ‘Move Along’.This lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities....



A Journey Through Time - A Listening Room Podcast for Middle Primary Students
Apr 11 2020 • 25 min
This episode is the first lesson from Listening Room 2,published by Bushfire Press. It is a Journey through Time.This lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities. Perfect to help young people...


Wings - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students.
Mar 27 2020 • 15 min
This episode is the first lesson from Listening Room 1 published by Bushfire Press. It is a little journey called ‘Wings’.This lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities. Perfect to help young...


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