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Drake Music ScotlandThursday, June 28th, 2018 at 12:30pm
We're thrilled at the response to The Castle Kidz new single "Just Be You"!
Have a listen to this brilliant new song on their Bandcamp page...
Available to download for only £0.79
Just Be You, by The Castle Kidz
1 track album
thecastlekidz.bandcamp.com
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Drake Music Scotland shared Figurenotes's video.Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 9:48am
Do you work with youth ensembles or groups of children and want to improve sense of rhythm and pulse? These are great skills that enhance group cohesion and the ability to play together.

Here is Part 4 of our Figurenotes online tutorial series featuring our Artistic Director, Pete Sparkes. Visit the Facebook page and YouTube channel for more tutorials.

#Figurenotes

Website: https://www.figurenotes.org/tutorials/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_mOzeHMPuE&list=PLs6AjnrVdeGdPBjBqMBRev5JknPsI0iXN
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Part 4 of our new ‘How To’ series is out today! If you are looking for a group exercise that will strengthen ensemble playing and making music together, this is it. An online tutorial on how to improve rhythm and pulse with Figurenotes. Artistic Director of Drake Music Scotland Pete Sparkes guides us through a body percussion exercise to help improve coordination, pulse and ensemble skills. There is scope to add in other instruments, vocal sounds and build more complex rhythms. Pete a musician and educator specialising in using technology and inclusive methodology to work creatively with children and adults with additional support needs. He regularly presents on this topic at conferences and co-leads a module at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with composer Oliver Searle. Part 5 will be released next Tuesday when we will be looking at how to make a chimebar kite. Watch the videos on our Facebook page plus: Our website: http://figurenotes.org/tutorials YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkDVADux4zTCdsfHnIAARkw Subscribe to our e-newsletter for music teachers and community musicians: http://drakemusicscotland.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8eb84b7a45579a8e264627e75&id=fa8ebfc708 Figurenotes is brought to you by Drake Music Scotland. This ‘How To’ series is a new digital commission from The Space Arts Creative Scotland BBC Arts Follow the series #Figurenotes Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Edinburgh Artlink Central Big Noise Govanhill Big Noise Raploch Music for Youth National Association for Music Education Cumbria Music Education Hub
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Drake Music Scotland shared Figurenotes's video.Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 4:51am
Are you following the newly commissioned Figurenotes online video tutorial series? You can learn all about using Figurenotes to strengthen your music teaching skills and make sure that everyone has the best shot at learning an instrument. Figurenotes is an excellent education resource for everyone, but especially useful for those with Additional Support Needs. Videos available so far look at teaching the guitar and keyboard.
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Figurenotes
Here is Part 2 of Drake Music Scotland's new series of How To videos, guiding you through the process of teaching students how to play a musical instrument. Watch musician and composer Niroshini Thambar demonstrate how to set up Figuresnotes for the keyboard and start learning piano skills. Niroshini is known for composing the soundtracks for award-nominated theatre show The Secret Life of Suitcases (Unicorn Theatre), The Bridge for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme, and From Here to There commissioned for The Edinburgh Mela. This year she was selected as one of the Starter 2018 artists at National Theatre of Scotland. This series is a new commission from The Space Arts Creative Scotland BBC Arts and aims to be a go-to guide for teachers, musicians and those working with young people. Everyone should have access to a music education that works for them. Using colour and shape, Figurenotes is an alternative way of learning that increases accessibility and boosts participation in music making. Part 3 in the series will be released next Tuesday on our Facebook and YouTube where we will be looking at singing with Early Years. Follow the series #Figurenotes Our website: http://figurenotes.org/tutorials YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkDVADux4zTCdsfHnIAARkw To sign up to our e-news for music teachers: http://drakemusicscotland.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8eb84b7a45579a8e264627e75&id=fa8ebfc708 Drake Music Scotland Drake Music Jabuti Theatre Summerhall The Ark, Dublin PUSH EU Creative Europe Desk UK - Culture Imaginate Artists Youth Music Arts Award
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Drake Music ScotlandSaturday, June 16th, 2018 at 12:09am
Digital Orchestra got a special commendation from judges at Edinburgh Evening News Local Hero Awards for their amazing trip to Singapore. Well done all! We’ve also encouraged the organisers to include an Arts category in next year’s awards!
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Drake Music Scotland added 2 new photos.Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 7:22pm
Our Digital Orchestra Musicians have arrived at the Edinburgh Evening News Local Hero Awards 2018. Nominated in the Inspirational Young Adults Award. Win or lose they are all heroes to us!
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Drake Music ScotlandThursday, June 14th, 2018 at 12:21pm
We're very excited to share the outcome of our recent project with Castlebrae CHS pupils. The Castle Kidz have released their first single "Just Be You!". You can download this very catchy tune from iTunes and Bandcamp for 79p, or buy a CD for just £2.50.
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Just Be You, by The Castle Kidz
1 track album
thecastlekidz.bandcamp.com
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 11:00am
Celebrating the beauties of Azerbaijani culture at yesterday’s wonderful banquet of musical delights at the official opening ceremony ⁦ @official_isme⁩ https://t.co/2xA8F0U9Mz DrakeMusicScot photo
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 3:12am
Day 2 of #ISME2018 begins in this spectacular city of Baku with its famous flame towers viewed here from the top floor of one of the conference venues the Hilton https://t.co/ta89V2t9Zj DrakeMusicScot photo
Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 6:08am
Fantastic to be in the spectacular surroundings of the city of Baku in Azerbaijan for #ISME2018 catching up with like-minded colleagues and meeting new ones https://t.co/gMQRRKmz9y DrakeMusicScot photo
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 12:59pm
Ever written for solo viola or have an urge to do so? New opportunity from @soundscotland for pieces to be workshopped by Garth Knox - Deadline Friday 21st September https://t.co/m9TanspPBd

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