Natural Musicians ONLINE facilitation training SET 1 by Chris Holland

Natural Musicians ONLINE facilitation training SET 1

Helping you facilitate moments of musical oneness.

Two days of CPD in one online course

What is this online course?

This is PART ONE of a groundbreaking connective training journey that helps your musical self emerge, and transform into a more confident and skilled group facilitator, teacher, home educating parent or outdoor activity leader.

As used by the British National Parks Education Rangers team!

NO instruments required!

These activities help develop
  1. Creativity
  2. Belonging
  3. Nowness
  4. Flow states
  5. Freedom of expression
  6. Connection to self, each other and nature
  7. Confidence
  8. Fine and gross motor skills.
Come! Join the Crew!

"If music be the food of love... play on!"

You can try the preview sections below to find out more... or...

Watch this intro to find out more about the Natural Musicians

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My mind is blown with so many good ideas!

Vicki Balaam, Forest school Leader and Dance Specialist
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Is this course good for schools and educators?

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This online training course is for:

  • Those who would like to become kitted up with loads of innovative activities for delivering a music curriculum outdoors - without the need for musical instruments!!
  • Someone who wants to be a bit more musical, playful and relational
  • People who want more nature connective team-building ideas
  • Folks who want to help others connect with nature
  • People who want more activity ideas to develop creative thinking
  • People who want to bring a little more harmony to the world! 

This is Nature Interpretation with bells on (and, didgeridoos, guitars and whistles and drums!!!) Natural Musicians is a trade mark of Chris Holland

Play with the connective magic of making music!

Natural Musicians activities are now used by the Uk's National Parks Education Rangers team.

And remember you can buy this course in instalments.

Buy now for £123 or less than £2.50 per week over a year!

What's included?

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The opening piece
Welcome to the course
What is this Natural Musicians thingy?
Why did I make this course? A story from Scotland
The Natural Musicians concept, lineage and copyright
How did I get here? The influences of mouth music, beatboxing, stomp! and body percussion.
Chris Holland on Didge! - Tea's up!
5 mins
Chris Holland playing Bathroom Dreamtime
6 mins
Music of Playce: There are rhythms everywhere - how did I come up with some of these ideas?
About Listening, child's play and getting into the flow
The Spirit of Allowance and Now-ness
Songlines: Aboriginal Art and Storytelling
Opening Story and Song
Meet them where they are at.
The Rabbit's Tail Story.mp3
9 mins
The Rabbits Tail.mp4
12 mins
I am awake! I am alive!.mp4
4 mins
I am awake, I am alive!.mp3
5 mins
Welcome and Warm up
NM Welcome and warm-up wm.mp4
5 mins
Name Drumming
What's this?
Name Drumming Layer Cake.mp4
3 mins
Activity instructions from I love my World
Choosing the right spot - a few thoughts and tips.
Name Wake and shake
What's this?
Name and Plant Form Wake and Shake.mp4
7 mins
A Found Sound Round
NM A Found Sound Round wm.mp4
5 mins
What's this?
Stick Microphones
NM Stick MIcrophones wm.mp4
4 mins
Musical Code and Clapping games
NM Natural Musical Code.mp4
3 mins
NM Natural Notation more examples.mp4
7 mins
How to make a Guiro/scraper
NM Making Guiros wm.mp4
7 mins
I went and found a ....
"I went and found a..." About the song
NM I went and found a... WM.mp4
8 mins
I went and found a....mp3
2 mins
Framing options
Natural Picture Instruments
NM Natural Picture Instruments wm.mp4
3 mins
Numbers in Nature
Numbers in nature .mp4
2 mins
Natural Times Tables
Natural Times Tables .mov
7 mins
Nature times tables teachers advice n reflections.mp4
5 mins
Natural Notation Compositions
3 mins
Natural Notation more examples.mp4
7 mins
Melodic Connections
NM Melodic Connections wm.mp4
5 mins
Call and response - a history and a few ideas
Read this first please
The neuroscience of singing and why it's good for us
Possibly the first Arabic style call and response songs I heard
A history of call and response songs (US perspective)
Turkeys gobbling call and response
How to lead Call and Response for Drum Circles and Health Rhythms
A Funeral in Ghana: Call and Response with Xylophone Music (Wa, Upper West Region)
Call and response -Clapping, Voice and Body percussion warm ups
FOLI (there is no movement without rhythm) original version by Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg
40 call and response songs
An Arabic Chant That Means Welcome
علي جاسم ومحمود التركي ومصطفى العبدالله - تعال (حصرياً) | 2018 | Jassim & Alturky & Al-Abdullah
Listening in Nature blog about chicadees... or as we call them in UK tits or titmice
Reviewing activity/song
Walking in the woods.mp4
2 mins
Found Sound Round / Mouth Music Blessing
NM Found Sound Round mouth music blessing wm.mp4
3 mins
Certificate and feedback
Certificate Natural Musicians.pdf
1.27 MB

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