Muiscal Workshop for children by Yoshio Machida



Organized by Skart
Place: Sava Zebeljan elementary school, Crepaja, Serbia
Date: 31 March, 2006
Time: 90min.
Teacher: Yoshio Machida
Target: 7-11 years old boys and girls
Subject: Designing soundtrack music using daily goods
Effect: i: Learn different sense of value, ii: Learn to devise without special things

Contents:
1: Self-introduction of Yoshio Machida
2: Introduction about designed music
3: Explanation of the way to design music
    - How to make the score
    - How to make the musical soundtrack
    - How to play using daily goods
<10 min. break>
4: Practice by children
    - Make groups (bands), 4-6 children in a group
    - Think their own (interesting) band names
    - Think situation for soundtrack, ex. "Situation that a cat is chasing a mouse"
    - Make the score / composition for the situation
    - Play the daily goods based on the score
5: Concert by Children
    - Play the soundtracks for everyone


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At first I introdueced by myself. I wrote my name using Japanese characters, and then explained meaning of my name.

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In Japanse, music is called "Ongaku". Ongaku consists from 2 characters; On + Gaku. On means "sound". Gaku means "enjoy". So "music" means "enjoy the sound".

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About 30 chirdren gathered to the workshop. This is a musical workshop basically. And visual art and making story include in it at the same time. Kind of complex workshop.

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Luka from Cinc (Belgrade based band) helped me to explain about type of musics. Difference of composed piece and improvisation.

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After the explanation, they formed some groups. Then Each group thought their own band names and stories for their soundtrack musics. They could use the grid score using colored pens freely.

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Ater deciding the name and story, they started to make music. The most Important point is "to devise and develop by themself".



SOME OF THE WORKS
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MOVIE machida
Band name: Star Lion
Title: The Lion helps the son
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MOVIE machida
Band name: Ladybugs
Title: Spring song
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MOVIE machida
Band name: Music Magic
Title: The hark falls down


© 2006 Yoshio Machida