How Music Works 2 - Rhythm - Part 2
Narrator is Howard Goodall. Video starts with a discussion of triple time patterns, which were the offspring of double time. Vocabulary such as, minims, crotchet beats, quavers, and semiquavers is also discussed. Accent is all about which beats are important and which ones are not. The important ones get stretched and the others ones do not. Syncopation came about in the 1920’s, but has really been around for ages. This is where you
More Triplets (1 of 2)
Triplets are usually three quarter notes with a bracket and a 3 written over them. They are equally played over the span of a beat or 2 beats. Lecture using a white board. (5:13)
More Triplets (2 of 2)
Triplets - Part 2
How Music Works 3 - Harmony - Part 1
Narrator is Howard Goodall. Unlike melody and rhythm, harmony was not part of music from the beginning. It came into life gradually during the middle ages and the Renaissance. This video shows how harmony works. Harmony seems more mystical, illusive and magical than other elements of music. It seems like it comes from place or time that is beyond our everyday experience. Harmony has allowed musicians to manipulate our emotions like n
Reading Sharps & Flats in Piano Sheet Music Expert Village Video. Video teaches viewer to recognize the flat and sharp keys on the piano. It teaches the view to read these notes on sheet music for piano. Good quality video. Video would be good for any age student who is learning to play the piano.
Expert Village Video. Video teaches viewer to recognize the flat and sharp keys on the piano. It teaches the view to read these notes on sheet music for piano. Good quality video. Video would be good for any age student who is learning to play the piano.
How Music Works 4 - Bass - Part 5
Narrator is Howard Goodall. The MiniMoog could thunder out bass line of great power and depth. Now that the bass line could be pumped out more powerfully, the synthesizer bass became inextricable lined with dance music. Quantize, or chopping up notes to make the notes the same length and loudness. Looping which is notes repeating themselves endlessly. The bass now even has its own instrument, the drum and bass. Music is played t
How To Play Piano: The Basics - Lesson #1
This video provides a lesson on the basics of playing the piano including an introduction to the piano keys and their names, hand position, and the C major scale. The audio at the beginning and end of the video is difficult to hear, but okay during the main part of the lesson. (24.41)
How To Play Piano: Tones - Lesson #2
This video lesson covers semi tones and whole tones. Ear training and patterns are presented along with a demonstration of scales and chords. The audio at the beginning and end of the video is difficult to hear, but it is okay during the main part of the lesson. (20:15)
Sight Reading Exercises for Piano
This video lesson provides an introduction to sight reading and will help with development of "hand-eye" coordination skills. (7:47)
Barney Fife and the Preamble to the Constitution
Barney Fife tries to recite The Preamble in this entertaining, four-minute clip from The Andy Griffith Show. (4:02)
The Constitution Preamble - Song
This is an animated video about the Preamble of the US constitution. It explains what the constitution is and sings the preamble.
An Inspiring Trek to our Country's Capitol
Student-Created Documentary- Learn about many of the inspiring monuments in Washington, D.C.
The Fifty States that Rhyme (song)
Another 50 states song, also to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw." With the words and state shapes on screen. First at normal speed, then double time. Run time 02:48.
Yakko's 50 State Capitals
"Yakko" from The Animaniacs sings the fifty states and their capitals, to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw." Very funny cartoon. Notice that "capital" is so spelled (not "capitol" as in the video). (02:03)
Southern Border Capitals - States & Capitals Songs
This video teaches students the southern border states and capitals. It is set to music and shows the states and the capital by changing the state to another color and then spelling the state name and capital out. It is good quality and good for all students as a review or an initial learning of the concept. (01:46)
Let's Learn the 50 States - Song
Memorize the 50 States in alphabetical order to the song. Learn The 50 states by Teacher And The Rockbots.Rock music.
Veto Power and Judicial Review
After both the House and the Senate approve a bill, it moves on to the president for his action. The United States Constitution outlines four actions the president can take. First, and most simply, the president can sign the bill into law. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Overturn of Same Sex Ban in California.
Journalist Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, spoke by phone about a federal court judge's ruling that overturned California's ban on gay marriage. A good lesson about checks and balances and the judical branch and civil rights. A short video that goes through the elements of the case and it sets the stage for a debate in class as well as the importance of reporters and journalism in letting people know what is happening in the world
The Judicial Review
A nine minute video done by high school students. The major events are explained in this interview type of presentation. Teachers need to have a word wall to help add depth to some of the terms. Good for most classes.
Judicial Review: Checks and Balances
A fast paced, two minute video that explains the history of Judicial Review and gives insights into some checks and balances.