Rhythm and percussion

Canada, 1950

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Episode number 1 of Series “Children’s Concert”.
To an audience of eager youngsters, Eugene Kash, conductor of the Ottawa Children’s Concerts, explains the fundamentals of rhythm and introduces the percussion instruments. An old Indian tom-tom is compared with modern drums, and a children’s rhythm band performs under the direction of a diminutive leader. Schemes in music classes show how teachers capitalize on the interest stimulated by the concerts.



Gudrun Parker

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National Film Board of Canada






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Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Music - Instruction and study

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Music teachers, Training of

Music & Performing Arts → Children as musicians

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Instruction and study

Music & Performing Arts → Music teachers, Training of

Music & Performing Arts → Orchestra

Music & Performing Arts → Orchestral music

Music & Performing Arts → Percussion instruments

Music & Performing Arts → Rhythm

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