DabbledooMusic Blog

Music education for primary schools

Our Top 10 Christmas Songs for Children

The festive season is nearly upon us and so, before the first door on the advent calendar is swung opened, we've put our top 10 Christmas songs for children. These are all child-friendly songs, with enjoyable versions to listen or sing-along to in the classroom. Can you guess what our number 1...

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5 Steps for Mastering Musical Techniques in the Classroom

I remember when I was learning trombone as a child, each summer term would roll around and that would mean working towards a new grade exam. Learning the 3 new pieces for the exam was always enjoyable but it was learning the scales that was such a laborious process but, like eating your greens,...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 5: The Music of Björk!

Today we recorded episode 5 of the DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio. This month we looked at the amazing music of the Icelandic singer Björk ahead of her Dublin show in the Three Arena on Thursday 28th November. Here's the link to listen back to show: Here's the playlist of all...

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Teacher Resource Pack 4 - Guide to Orchestral Brass Instruments

Our latest teacher resource pack focuses on the various brass instruments of the orchestra: the French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba. We have created six versions of each that are in the following order: Full colour poster (this provides you with the answers to the worksheets too) Basic...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 4: Irish Traditional Music!

Today we recorded episode 4 of the DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio. This month we looked at traditional Irish music. Click on the Mixcloud link below to listen back to our show. Here's the playlist of all of the tunes we played plus some extras we didn't get...

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Your Guide to Identifying The Instruments of the Orchestra

An orchestra is a large group of people playing lots of different instruments together. The modern orchestra, as we know it today, developed it's basic form in the early 1600's. Since then it has grown in size to some orchestras performing with over 100 players. It has also added and removed...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 3: The Music of New Orleans!

Today we recorded episode 3 of the DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio. This month we looked at the amazing music of New Orleans. Jazz, mardi gras, second line marching bands, Louis Armstrong, The Meters - for a relatively small city, New Orleans punches above its weight. We take a...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 2: The Music of Brazi!

Today we recorded episode 2 of the DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio. This month we looked at the amazing music of Brazil. Here's the podcast from the show where you can listen back: Here's the playlist of all of the tunes we played plus some extras we didn't get to:

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DabbledooMusic Brand New Updates For 2019/20!

What's New? We've had a busy summer creating new resources, planning content and a new layout for the 2019/20 school year. The changes are based on our nationwide school survey that asked teachers for feedback across a range of music curriculum related topics. Teachers asked for more songs,...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 1: The Music of Africa!

Today marks the start of our brand new radio hour on Dublin Digital Radio called The DabbledooMusic Show! The show will be a monthly show presented by Shane Killian and Chris from DabbledooMusic that focuses on a different musical theme each month be it a particular instrument of the world....

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