15 episodes

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 Listening Room Podcast Listening Room

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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

    Bolero - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    Bolero - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    This episode is the tenth lesson from Listening Room 1 published by Bushfire Press and is written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.

    During today’s podcast you will be moving, playing and drawing.

    This episode is 'Bolero' 
    This lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities.
     
    Perfect to help young people stay grounded and broaden their experience and appreciation of classical musicLinks to all support material including a page for children and guides and assessment materials for teachers can be found at www.thelisteningroom.net
    Listening Room is also available as pre-planned lessons for the classroom. It comes as a book with accompanying media on USB. Find out more about the Listening Room at www.thelisteningroom.net where you can also take advantage of our current 2 for 1 offer on Listening Room titles.

    ABOUT THE MUSIC

    Bolero (1928)
    Maurice Ravel (French 1875- 1937, impressionist period)

    • 36 min
    Times and Places - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    Times and Places - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    This episode is the ninth lesson from Listening Room 1 published by Bushfire Press and is written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.

    During today’s podcast you will be listening, moving and drawing but, most of all, imagining.

    This episode is 'Times and Places' 
    This lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities.
     
    Perfect to help young people stay grounded and broaden their experience and appreciation of classical musicLinks to all support material including a page for children and guides and assessment materials for teachers can be found at www.thelisteningroom.net
    Listening Room is also available as pre-planned lessons for the classroom. It comes as a book with accompanying media on USB. Find out more about the Listening Room at www.thelisteningroom.net where you can also take advantage of our current 2 for 1 offer on Listening Room titles.

    ABOUT THE MUSIC

    Techno World (from The Great Southern Songbook 2001)
    Rob Fairbairn (Australian b. 1951, modern period)
    Available in Bushfire Press Singing Resources

    Spring (from The Four Seasons 1725)
    Antonio Vivaldi (Italian 1678-1741, baroque period)

    The March of Civilisation  (from Cool Cats Cross Arts Adventures 1998)
    Rob Fairbairn (Australian 1951, modern period)
    Available from Bushfire Press

    Rainforest (from Cool Cats Red Hot Recorder Course, level 3 1996)
    Jeff Mead (Australian b.1957, modern period)
    Available in Recorder Resources from Bushfire Press

    • 29 min
    Let’s Make a Picture - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    Let’s Make a Picture - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    This episode is the eighth lesson from Listening Room 1 published by Bushfire Press and is written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.

    In today’s Listening Room podcast we are going to paint or draw to three different pieces of music. 

    This episode is 'Let’s Make a Picture' 
    This lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities.
     
    Perfect to help young people stay grounded and broaden their experience and appreciation of classical musicLinks to all support material including a page for children and guides and assessment materials for teachers can be found at www.thelisteningroom.net
    Listening Room is also available as pre-planned lessons for the classroom. It comes as a book with accompanying media on USB. Find out more about the Listening Room at www.thelisteningroom.net where you can also take advantage of our current 2 for 1 offer on Listening Room titles.

    ABOUT THE MUSIC

    Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (from The Nutcracker Suite 1892)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian 1840-1893, romantic period)
    Russian Dance (aka Trepak, from The Nutcracker Suite 1892)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian 1840-1893, romantic period)
    Hungarian Dance #5  (1869)
    Johannes Brahms (German 1833-1897, romantic period)

    • 26 min
    Crash Tinkle Plunk Toot - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    Crash Tinkle Plunk Toot - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    This episode is the seventh lesson from Listening Room 1 published by Bushfire Press and is written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.

    In today’s Listening Room podcast we are going to listen to the sounds of different musical instruments: some with strings; one you blow and one you play with a keyboard. 
    This episode is 'Crash Tinkle Plunk Toot' 
    This lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities.
     
    Perfect to help young people stay grounded and broaden their experience and appreciation of classical musicLinks to all support material including a page for children and guides and assessment materials for teachers can be found at www.thelisteningroom.net
    Listening Room is also available as pre-planned lessons for the classroom. It comes as a book with accompanying media on USB. Find out more about the Listening Room at www.thelisteningroom.net where you can also take advantage of our current 2 for 1 offer on Listening Room titles.

    ABOUT THE MUSIC

    The Minute Waltz (Waltz in D-flat Major 1847)
    Frederic Chopin (French 1810-1849, romantic period)

    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade for Strings in G Major, 1787)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (German, 1756-1791, classical period)

    Horn Concerto #3 Rondo (1784-7)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (German, 1756-1791, classical period)

    Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune  (1894)
    Claude Debussy (French 1862-1916, impressionist period)

    • 26 min
    Down by the Sea - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    Down by the Sea - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    This episode is the sixth lesson from Listening Room 1 published by Bushfire Press and is written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.

    Today we are going to listen and draw 4 different pieces of music
    This episode is 'Down by the Sea' 
    This lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities.
     
    Perfect to help young people stay grounded and broaden their experience and appreciation of classical musicLinks to all support material including a page for children and guides and assessment materials for teachers can be found at www.thelisteningroom.net
    Listening Room is also available as pre-planned lessons for the classroom. It comes as a book with accompanying media on USB. Find out more about the Listening Room at www.thelisteningroom.net where you can also take advantage of our current 2 for 1 offer on Listening Room titles.

    ABOUT THE MUSIC

    The Flight Of The Bumble Bee (from the opera The Tale of Tsat Saltan 1901)
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian, 1844-1908, post-romantic period)

    Fingals Cave (aka The Hebrides 1830)
    Felix Mendelssohn (German, 1809-1847, early romantic period)

    The Aquarium  (from the Carnival of the Animals suite, 1886)
    Camille Saint-Saens (French, 1835-1921, post-romantic period)

    Canarios  (Music for the Spanish Guitar Vol. 1 1674)
    Gaspar Sanz  (Spanish 1640-1710)

    • 16 min
    Play Along - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    Play Along - A Listening Room Podcast for Beginning Primary Students

    Written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
    This episode is the fifth lesson from Listening Room 1 published by Bushfire Press and written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
    It is all about drama and movement to different types of music – today we are going to move to and play along with 3 different pieces of music. 
    This episode is 'Play Along' 
    This lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities.
     
    Perfect to help young people stay grounded and broaden their experience and appreciation of classical musicLinks to all support material including a page for children and guides and assessment materials for teachers can be found at www.thelisteningroom.net
    Listening Room is also available as pre-planned lessons for the classroom. It comes as a book with accompanying media on USB. Find out more about the Listening Room at www.thelisteningroom.net where you can also take advantage of our current 2 for 1 offer on Listening Room titles.

    ABOUT THE MUSIC

    Sleigh Bells
    Traditional Folk Tune (Russian)
    Turkish March
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    In the Hall of The Mountain King (from The Peer Gynt Suite #2 1875)
    Edvard Greig

    • 25 min

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