Free Online Music Projects – Welcome to Music Sparks
Although we’re starting 2021 from a position no-one wants to be in, we hope that we can be of some help through the next few weeks at home and beyond. There are so many pressures on families and teaching staff right now, and so we’ll soon begin putting out some free, ready-to-use projects that aim to spark the musical imagination, but above all, are about having fun and trying something new.
No previous experience is necessary, the activities can be done with minimal materials or everyday items and you can dip in and out as flexibly as you like. The project packs are designed to let you get started straight away without preparation time, but of course, you’re very welcome to interpret our projects as suits you best. All will be easily downloadable from the website.
Coming up in our Music Sparks series (in order of availability):
Create your Own Concert – From 25 January
Meet the CCC team, hear about how we work and have a go yourselves at inventing your dream concert. There’s lots you can think about from the bigger picture (like your theme) to the smaller details (like the font on your poster) which we’ll take you through step-by-step, and it doesn’t have to stop there, virtual performances welcome!
Junk Trunk – Coming in February
Do you still have a pile of carboard and other odds and ends left over from Christmas? Make sure you hold on to some! If you love a bit of crafting and the chance to make a noise, then this is the project for you – we’ll be showing you ways to rescue your recycling and invent your own instruments.
Acorns to Oaks – Coming in March
An intergenerational musical mission to connect families, suitable for pre-school and up - whether you’re age 4 or 104. Pick a buddy, enjoy some fresh air and get in tune with nature. Seonaid Aitken, our very own songbird joins Owen for fun ways to explore sound in the great outdoors.
Music Tells a Story – Coming in April
This project does what it says on the tin and invites you to create a musical soundtrack to a story (maybe a family-favourite or just made up), helping to bring the words to life using sounds found around the house. CCC musicians give their top tips and share some entertaining examples!
So, prepare to set your inner musician free with CCC and please spread the word – don’t just keep it on the download!
Many thanks to Creative Scotland for their support.
The CCC Team 😊