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Soundscapes with Dave Burton

Soundscapes: You Call That Music?

Explore the environment around you to identify, collect and record sounds using a digital recording device. Experiment with sounds using audio editing software, and compose a unique digital soundscape or piece of music. Analyse, reflect and present your sounds to your friends or classmates. As you will find, music can be created from some VERY … Read more

Gotye and Kimbra - The making of Somebody I Used To Know

Make a Music Video

Making a music video is a collaborative process involving musicians and film makers. Gotye’s music video for his 2011 hit Somebody That I Used to Know, was downloaded more than any other music video at the time worldwide. It’s had around 1 billion YouTube views! Go behind the scenes and find out how Gotye (AKA … Read more

Clare Bowditch on getting your music out there

Get Your Music Out There

How do you get your music heard? Find out how to get your music out there from industry insiders. Filmed at Bakehouse Studios in Melbourne, award-winning musicians Clare Bowditch and Stavros Yiannoukas from Bluejuice, as well as Matthew Rogers from Unified Records, guide you through their own personal experience of the music industry. They share … Read more

Write Way to the Top with Henry Wagons and Gossling

Write Way to the Top

Contemporary, award-winning Australian songwriters and creative collaborators, Helen Croome (aka Gossling) and Henry Wagons, share their perspectives on where to find inspiration, giving meaning to your songs and great techniques on how to finish a song! Let them inspire you to write and perform your own songs as they share their individual process for song … Read more

Sing, Scat and Scoo Be Doo

Sing, Scat and Scoo Be Doo introduces younger children to the joys of active music-making through singing, speaking, moving, dancing, playing and creating. Be introduced to four songs that provide opportunities to be expressive through vocal improvisation (scatting) and playing along with instruments.

Musical Fun with Fuzzy

Musical Fun with Fuzzy

Musical Fun With Fuzzy introduces younger children to the joys of active music-making through singing, speaking, moving, dancing, playing and creating. Make your own Fuzzy the Clown pop-up puppet and learn the basic elements of music.

Add Sound to a Stop Motion Animation

Add Sound To Your Animation

A sound score is a track of sound effects and music that accompanies a film or animation. A Foley artist brings the moving image to life by creating this track. In this set of five lessons you’ll learn how to use a collection of found objects to create a fun and interesting sound score to … Read more

Junk Percussion Techniques

Junk Percussion Collection

Welcome to ARTS:LIVE’s Junk Percussion Collection! These courses will help you to use readily available, found and recycled objects, and learn new percussion techniques to make original sounds. Once you start you won’t be able to stop! That’s OK, we have plenty of songs for you to test your new skills on in the Song … Read more

How to play the drums

How to Play the Drums

Grab your drum sticks and hit it! Master the basics of drumming, from setting up the kit to playing your own beat with fills. The How to Play Drums course has been developed to teach the fundamentals of drumming and rhythm techniques. The course is designed for individuals and group ensembles over 13 comprehensive tutorials.

How to play guitar

How to Play the Guitar

Fancy yourself as a singer/song writer? Learn the fundamentals of playing a guitar, reading music, composing music and individual practice techniques with this comprehensive 12 lesson guitar course. By the conclusion of this course, students will have learned how to play five essential guitar chords, which can be combined in a variety of ways and … Read more