DabbledooMusic Blog

Music education for primary schools

The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 18: Acoustic Guitar

The acoustic guitar might be the most popular instrument in the world and it's no surprise why. Mobile and versatile, solo instrument or accompaniment, 6 strings or 12 - it's been the driver of some of the most moving moments in human musical expression, be it the rambling blues players of the...

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Quest for The Jingle - Online Christmas Show

This Christmas we have a very special treat for everyone! We have teamed up with Draíocht Blanchardstown to create a special online theatre piece where you will join in with the characters on-screen to play music that might just save Christmas... Before you enjoy the show there are two...

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Online Harp Concerts for Schools

If you are looking to introduce a musician to your school or classroom, a zoom concert may be the perfect way to do it. The harp is the national symbol of Ireland and has been an important instrument here for hundreds of years. Today, it is used in a diverse range of styles and genres from...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 17: Halloween

There's definitely a few common themes when it comes to making a spooky tune: minor chords, pizzicato strings and usually a heavy dose of organ. Join us for an hour of scary tunes, chats and even a ghost story or two ;) (To find more ideas for bring music to life in your home, check...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 16: Brass

In this episode we're exploring the world of brass instruments. Trumpets, trombones, tubas, french horns and more (yes, we are including saxophones!).

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 15: Artist Profiles

In this show, we highlight some of the artists that we consider essential listening for budding music fans. All these artists are featured in our parents course as well as being spread across our online curriculum. Enjoy! (To find more ideas for bring music to life in your home, check...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 14: The Voice

Episode 14 of The DabbledooMusic Show looks at the human voice and the various ways it is used to make music. This episode gives an international tour of vocal styles from around the world. From the lilting and sean nós of Ireland to the microtonal masters of Pakistan, we also take a look (and a...

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Mid-Term Music Activities - Parents' Content

In March 2020 we launch a new parents' section of DabbledooMusic to help families enjoy music together while the schools were closed. The content was chosen from our most accessible content with loads of activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family, regardless of previous musical...

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Guidelines for Teaching Music in the Classroom - Overview

Back at the end of July we released our Guidance For Music Making in The Classroom blog which walked teachers through our recommendations for safely conducting music lessons given the restrictions associated with Covid 19. We've since summarised the points of this article as a powerpoint deck...

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Zoom Webinar Workshops During September

Throughout this month, we'll be running 2 webinars per week to give a full run through of our DabbledooMusic program. Each webinar will be 1 hour and in it we'll be covering the following: - Run through of our lesson plans, planning content and teachers manual - Demo of all our online and...

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