Hello everyone. Here are all the Explore the Orchestra learning resources files that you need for James Redwood’s fantastic participatory song.

Music Parts, Lyrics and Audio Tracks

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Tutorial Videos

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Physical and Vocal warm up


Enchanted Isle Introduction


Enchanted Isle – Learning the Body Percussion


Enchanted Isle – Learning the Ukulele


Enchanted Isle – Learning the Recorder


Enchanted Isle – Ukulele Recorder – Full Run


Enchanted Isle – Body Percussion – Full Run


Out in the Blue – Learning the Makaton


Out in the Blue – Full Run


Further Learning Resources

What is Makaton?

Exploring the Orchestra

General Orchestra Resource
Getting to know the Orchestra
Orchestra Layout – Labels
Orchestra Layout – Blank
Orchestra Layout Instructions

Exploring the instruments

Brass Playing Techniques
Further Brass Listening
Name the Brass instruments

Further Strings Listening
Name the String Instruments
String Playing Techniques

Further Woodwind Listening
Name the Woodwind Instruments
Woodwind Playing Techniques

Further Percussion Listening
Name the Percussion Instrument
Percussion Playing Techniques and Terms

Further Learning

Notes on the Programme
Breathing Activity
Composer Information
Counting with Notes