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Threshing Machine: a musical interpretation of a heritage resource
Written by Rob Harbron In January 2016, Miranda Rutter and Rob Harbron spent four sessions working with the Reading String Orchestra – the senior string ensemble of Berkshire Maestros, the Berkshire Music Hub. In addition to Rob and Miranda’s...
   
Introduction to playing folk music: working with intermediate and advanced players new to folk music
Written by Rob Harbron In January 2016, Miranda Rutter and Rob Harbron spent four sessions working with the Reading String Orchestra – the senior string ensemble of Berkshire Maestros, the Berkshire Music Hub. In addition to Rob and Miranda’s...
   
Six Folk Arrangements for Youth Ensembles
Six Folk Arrangements for Youth Ensembles by Laurel Swift This resource contains arrangements of six traditional English folk tunes that were created for use on the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s youth programme, from 2012 to 2015. This...
   
Black Sailors and Sea Shanties
Black Sailors and Sea Shanties This pack explores the influence of black sailors on sea shanties and presents three songs with accompanying sheet music, recordings and activities - arranged by artists Adriano Adewale and Hazel Askew. EFDSS is...
   
Vocal Warm Ups
Vocal Warm Ups Vocal warm ups are great ways to start sessions with children, young people and adults. It is considered good practice to warm up the voice gently with a range of physical stretching and breathing exercises, and then start...
 
Storytelling using folk ballads in Secondary Schools - Amy Douglas
Storytelling using folk ballads in Secondary Schools by Amy Douglas Storytelling was used with Year 7 students as part of The Full English learning programme at Queensbridge School in Birmingham. This pack details how Amy Douglas worked with the...
 
Here We Come A-Wassailing - Ian Stephenson
Here We Come A-Wassailing An arrangement of a folk tune from Newcastle for Wind Band and optional choir by Ian Stephenson. As part of The Full English learning programme, Ian Stephenson worked closely with Edwin and Jessica Holmes in the...
 
Warm Up: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean from Carolyn Robson
Warm Up: My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean from Carolyn Robson This warm-up is a great little exercise that works equally well for children and adults. You can download the instructions and lyrics from the PDF tab at the top of this panel. You...
   

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