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Instruments & Their Sounds Activity #1
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Lyric WritingActivity #1 Activity #2



Music CompositionActivity #1
Activity #2


Musical StylesActivity #1
Activity #2


Ear TrainingActivity #1
Activity #2

Chuck Vanderchuck’s Something Something Explosion is an engaging web experience that encourages music appreciation and the understanding of how music is created. This area offers some fun and meaningful activities that you can do with your child to make listening to music more interactive and exciting. Some activities are provided in PDF format. To open these, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don’t have the program on your computer, you can download it for free HERE.

Instruments & Their Sounds

Activity #1
This activity shows you how to make an instrument with your child. This helps children understand that music can be created with everyday objects, not just traditional instruments.

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Activity #2

This activity is designed to encourage listening at home. Learning about the main families of the orchestra can be a rewarding experience for the whole family.

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Lyric Writing

Activity #1
This activity explains how you can assist your child when creating a song using lyrics. This helps children grasp the concepts of rhyming and its relationship to sound and rhythmic patterns.

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Activity #2
This activity explains how you can assist your child when creating a song using lyrics. This helps children grasp the concepts of rhyming and its relationship to sound and rhythmic patterns.

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Music Composition

Activity #1
This activity illustrates how you can support your child’s learning in making a musical piece. This will enable you to promote creative listening activities for creative thinking.

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Activity #2
This activity explains how you can assist your child when creating a song using lyrics. This helps children grasp the concepts of rhyming and its relationship to sound and rhythmic patterns.

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Musical Styles

Activity #1
This activity shows you how you can encourage your child in becoming more aware about different musical styles from around the world. This helps children appreciate differences in music, cultures, and languages.

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Activity #2
This activity shows you how you can encourage your child in becoming more aware about different musical styles from around the world. This helps children appreciate differences in music, cultures and languages.

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Ear Training

Activity #1
This activity explains how you can help your child discover new ways of listening to music. This helps children recognize the basic elements of music to become better listeners.

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Activity #2
This activity explains how you can help your child discover rhythm by integrating its concepts into language and performance. This helps children improve how they perceive rhythm and strengthens their ability to connect rhythm and words.

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