Australian Song Lyrics Analysis

Australian Song Lyrics Analysis

Two questions. Who is Australia’s most erudite lyricist? And how can you embed the General Capabilities in secondary music lessons? Aussie Song Lyric Readability In answer to the first (but no spoliers here, let me tell you) you’ll need to read all the way to the bottom of  How complex are Aussie song lyrics? Analysis shows

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Drumkit Rock Rhythms Poster

Drumkit Rock Rhythms Poster

At its most basic, a drumkit rock rhythm can have just just four components: a snare drum hit on beats 2 and 4, a bass drum hit on beats 1 and 3. The pdf  poster features eight variations on this idea, each adding a slightly more complex hi-hat pattern or bass-drum variation. The bass drum

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Classroom Rights & Responsibilities

Here are three posters sets from my classroom. The first chart in each set lists five rights children have as students. The second chart lists the relevant responsibilities these create. The third chart lists ten class rules that will help safeguard students’ rights and guide their responsibilities. I use adaptations in my Drama and Music

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Music Essentials – Arranging

Arranging is one of two creative secondary music titles I’ve written for Blake Education. It was written with Year 9-10 in mind, but could be readily adpated for younger students with more music experience. It’s fully photocopiable, so you can make your own arranging booklets or cherry-pick the material for inclusion in your own courses.

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