Creative Makers Project:  'The Harmony of Difference' with Mapledown School

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Session 1 - 'sounds'

The main objective of this session was to engage students with sounds made with ordinary objects and more conventional percussion instruments. 

The students chose the following objects/instruments to make sounds with:

Joncy: Pom Pom

Joncy: Pom Pom

Brooke: BubbleWrap

Brooke: BubbleWrap

Charlotte: Tin Plate

Charlotte: Tin Plate

Yuta: Spring

Yuta: Spring

Gabriel: Chain / Pot

Gabriel: Chain / Pot

Max: Tube

Max: Tube

Dudi: Paper

Dudi: Paper

Gregor: Rice

Gregor: Rice

Joncy: Xylophone

Joncy: Xylophone

Brooke: Tambourine

Brooke: Tambourine

Charlotte: Castanets

Charlotte: Castanets

Yuta: Bells

Yuta: Bells

Gabriel: Bells

Gabriel: Bells

Max: Maracas

Max: Maracas

Dudi: Rain Stick

Dudi: Rain Stick

Gregor: Tambourine

Gregor: Tambourine

Session 2 - 'textures'

The main objective of this session was to engage students with making print images that we can convert into sound.  Print making is messy and fun - the link between pattern and sound/music is hopefully made.

The students made the following prints:

Max
Max
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Joncy
Joncy
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Charlotte
Charlotte
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Brooke
Brooke
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Yuta
Yuta
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Gregor
Gregor
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Dudi
Dudi
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Gabriel
Gabriel
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Session 3 - 'patterns'

The main objective of this session was to engage students with making patterns that can be converted into music.  Dabbing on a grid is similar to adding notes to a manuscript;  punching holes in music box cards help to develop fine motor skills.

Here are some pictures of work in progress:

working together
working together
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card punching
card punching
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dab printing
dab printing
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card punching
card punching
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Max A
Max A
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Joncy
Joncy
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Yuta
Yuta
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Max S
Max S
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Session 4 - 'playing'

The main objective of this session was to engage students with playing/initiating sound.  Pupils played the Talking Tiles in place of guitar for our welcome-song, then used the tiles to collect recordings of themselves playing the outside instruments.

Here are some pictures of pupils playing and recording the outside instruments:

Xylophone
Xylophone
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Listening
Listening
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Tubular Bells
Tubular Bells
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Sharing Sound
Sharing Sound
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Tom Toms
Tom Toms
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Xylophones
Xylophones
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Marimba
Marimba
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Playing
Playing
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