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By cutting the end of a straw you can create a reed instrument that you can actually play a tune on. You can also learn some things about the science of sound and music.

Also look at this video to make a reed based flute only with straws. Looks simple but you need to try this with your students.

It has been found (right from Pythagorean times) that the frequency of the tonic and the frequencies of the rest of the tones and semi-tones form a simple ratio. A particular musical tone always has the same frequency ratio relationship with the tonic. The western solfege syllables corresponding to Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni are Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti respectively.

"Art has this wonderful capacity of being all interlinked," says Naina, a teacher at Vidyaranya School, Hyderabad.
In this video, she shares her reflections on teaching English.

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

Transcript:

Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments there are fireworks going off all over their brain?

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia

As a student, when the chapter 'Sound' was taught to me, I found it strange that the only 'sound' in the classroom was that of the voice of the teacher. I therefore, have taken the opportunity to design curricular materials using everyday items to introduce the topic of Sound to students.The materials have been briefly explained and can be used as per one's needs and requirements.

Following are a few ways of how the materials can be used:

The latest issue of Learning Curve focuses on 'arts in school education'. The burthen of the collective message of this issue is: in the life of our children, Art is as essential as any other subject. Art sharpens perceptions of the world around us, it increases awareness and sensitivity. It also enhances human relationships as we discover the similarities of the artistic experience.There is a general recognition of the fact that the word 'art' encapsulates within itself a wealth of meaning, as witness phrases such as the art of writing, of communication, of social and political exchange.

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