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Bing Bang Boom ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB525125
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Joseph Koenig
Directors:  Joan Henson
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Arts, Character Education, Documentary, Education, Music
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1969
Running Time:  24:18


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A novel way of discovering music without instruments, in a Grade 7 classroom. In 1969, Toronto innovator and composer R. Murray Shafer was teacher for a day at Tecumseh Senior Public School. His purpose is to show children that music is more than painfully learned notes and scales. He has the class listen to every sound around them and then harmonize and orchestrate what they hear--their voices, hands, feet--into a rhythmic musical pattern. The result is a hit, and a convincing illustration that children learn best when it's from the inside out.

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