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Anne's Musical Blog!


 

Series 1, Episode 7: Like a Leaf Or A Feather 

 

 Anne Belcher shares her favourite Autumn song - Like a Leaf or Feather, from Play School. You can sing this song sitting down and waving your arms like the leaves and the feathers in the wind. Alternatively, you can stand up and use your whole body - whirling, twirling and falling softly to the floor. This activity can be extended using real leaves, feathers and rocks - contrasting the sounds they make as they fall to the ground.

Listen to this lovely piece of music here:

https://open.spotify.com/album/4aDYB3OlOy3vHVC2DVhx7o?highlight=spotify:track:0qA6wTlOMDxkrVsGv2xbse

https://music.apple.com/au/album/like-a-leaf-or-feather/1440899658?i=1440902034

 

Series 1, Episode 6: Listening ... Twinkle! Twinkle!

 

Anne Belcher from Branch Into Music introduces the fifth and final branch of the “Five Branches Framework” for Music in the Early Years - Listening. She discusses the importance of actively listening with young children and demonstrates how this can be done. The piece of music used is one we all know and love ...

https://youtu.be/9bK9h12Qdvs


 

Teddy Bear! Teddy Bear!


 

Series 1, Episode 4: This is the way ... with instruments!

 

Anne Belcher from Branch Into Music introduces her favourite musical instruments to use with little people. She shares a song that works with any type of instrument and explores some important contrasts in music - soft/loud and slow/fast.

You can access the free, downloadable “Instrument Ideas for Early Childhood” cheat sheet here: https://branchintomusic.com.au/free-sheet .

You can also purchase your quality “Making Music Together” Instrument Packs here: https://www.hansmusic.com.au/Making-Music-Together-Complete-Percussion-Pack using the discount code BIM2020C at checkout to receive your special members discount. Enjoy!!!

Please note there is also a “Basic Pack” (discount code BIM2020B) and an “Extras Pack” (discount code BIM2020E).