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Music education for primary schools

DabbledooHomeFest 2020 - Create A Music Festival in Your Own Home

A music festival might just be the exact opposite of lockdown. You're always sure of a good crowd whether it's the Willy Clancy Summer School or Electric Picnic. You are constantly surrounded by happy strangers that are singing, dancing, chatting and shouting. Music festivals most often...

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Download Our Free Musical Colouring Book!

From record covers to stage backdrops, music videos to hand-painted instruments, it's safe to say music and art go hand in hand. As you know, we're big fans of graphic scores here at DabbledooMusic, and so even certain types of graphic scores can have a pleasing visual aesthetic! Sometimes...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 10: Piano Special

For our DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio this month we looked at music featuring the piano. This episode showcases the wide range of music the piano has been adopted for from baroque to soul music. We have also featured music from some of the most famous piano playing artists such as...

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​7 Dances to Teach your Kids at Home

It's safe to say that dancing and music are closely related cousins in the overall family of art forms. For many styles of music, dancing can be as important to the overall performance as playing an instrument is. Dancing is also directly linked to the rhythm and tempo of the style of music....

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​9 Family Friendly Concerts to Watch Online

With the school closures and children continuing to remain at home for the coming weeks, it can be tricky to find simple ways to keep the occupied. So why not encourage them to watch a free online concert! Watching an online concert is a lovely alternative way to engage them in music and is...

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The Sounds in Your Home

Our Clock resource is one of the easiest ways to get a group performance going at home with any sounds around the house. You can use whatever sounds you like, musical instruments, vocal sounds or any objects that make interesting sounds. The challenging part of this is to find really good sounds...

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Parents - We're Here to Help!

It's fair to say, parents have lot on their plates at the moment. Whether it's managing new ways of working at home or trying to keep your children entertained, your days are probably busier than they've ever been. On top of this, covering school work is a new and daunting workload and has...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 9: Irish Artists

For our DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio this month we looked at music from contemporary Irish artists. Over the hour episode we look at the wide ranging amazing music that's being made in Ireland currently. Expect to everything from hip hop to ska and from Irish traditional to dance...

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John Cage - Home Composition Challenge

Now that we are all spending more time in the home we are looking at musical activities that can be explored without leaving the house and using whatever sounds and instruments you have at home. Our idea this week is for a composition that can be created by anyone, with any instruments, and one...

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​10 Simple Ideas for Music at Home

As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times of school closures and social isolation, keeping children entertained while they are at home has undoubtedly become a big challenge for lots of parents. While the extent to how long these circumstances will continue are still...

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