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Media manipulation

We have been inquiring how the creators of television and film can manipulate our emotions through music and commonalities. Here are a few of my favourite examples: Doctor Teacher Music We looked at how music can transform the mundane and … Continue reading

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E-learning

Please use your time to inquire into and listen to some jazz music. There are so many styles and types of jazz and so far we have looked at Scat, Dixieland or traditional jazz and some jazz-fusion. I would like … Continue reading

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Listening Unit: Jazz

Jazz, a very American art-form is the music of ideas, self-expression, improvisation and virtuosity. From its early days in the eating places and entertainment districts of New Orleans to its rightful place in the mainstream of popular music jazz is … Continue reading

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The KIS Song

We’ve got the knowledge Inspiring individuals We’re filled with the spirit of learning The spirit of loving, the spirit of joy and we’re blessed We’re KIS

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Finale

Costuming: 4A: Arabian Costume 4B: Drab Arabian to clown 4C: Red and white clothing and Santa hats This is the finale to the show. Please learn it! [Intro] Hey now, hey now Hey now, hey now Olivia Have you ever … Continue reading

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Chords

Here are four basic chords we have been learning. It’s great that we can all play them successfully so now we have to work on the changes, how we transition between the chords. Successful changes are just a matter of … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to KIS or if this is your first year then welcome to your new school! In grade four this year we will learn to play some songs on the ukulele. We have enough in school to use in … Continue reading

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Have a great holiday!

That brings us to the end of another year of music making. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and return, refreshed, ready for another great year. See you then! Mr Chris

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Listening Unit

Listening attentively is hard. We’ve got so used to listening to music whilst doing something else that it’s become a skill we need to practice. This unit we’re focusing on jazz, an exciting blend of rhythm and melody with solos … Continue reading

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KIS Song

We’ve got the knowledge Inquiring Individuals We’re filled with the spirit of earning The spirit of loving The spirit of joy, and we’re blessed We’re KIS They say that knowledge is power And I’m a powerful girl With my feet … Continue reading

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