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Musical Activities Using The Sights & Sounds of Autumn
It’s autumn time again. I just love everything about this season, it's my favourite time of year. A step between summer and winter, it can be a wonderful mix of very warm days along with milder, cooler ones. The days get shorter and sleeping gets more satisfying than ever! In every way the autumnal season is a delight to the senses, some are so appealing and you don’t need to feel sorry that the summer is over. I thought it would be fun to list some of the different ways we can experience the sights, sounds, smells, textures, and tastes of autumn.
Sight - Nothing compares to the colour of autumn leaves at the peak of their splendour. The rich, vibrant tones produced as the leaves lose their chlorophyll, and reveal their true colours is a breath taking sight, no matter how often you’ve seen it. The green foliage of summer gradually gives way to colours that span the spectrum from dull browns to spectacularly vivid reds, oranges and yellows. This provides opportunities...
Rain, rain, go away but first let's play a little music
We had several visitors come to Percussion Play towers yesterday. They’d come along to see and play our outdoor musical instruments and so in preparation we bought a selection of instruments out onto our sunny courtyard, ready to be admired and enjoyed. Then it started to rain, really rain and it did not stop - a right British downpour. Not a problem for the outdoor musical instruments, they’re built to withstand the elements and will produce a great sound whatever the weather, especially the rain. Let’s be honest, here in the UK we’re not exactly blessed with the sunniest of climates, in fact we are known for attracting a fair amount of rainfall pretty much all year round. So you either stay inside to avoid the showers or you face the weather full on, which is exactly what we did. We decided to defy the weather, donned some raincoats, grabbed umbrellas and went and had some creative musical fun in the rain.
In fact, with rain showers comes inspiration. The weather can undoubtedly...
Conga Drums Ready to Appear In a Playground Near You!
The Conga Drums are fast becoming our most popular product. Bright, colourful and entertaining, the Congas are easy to install and fantastic value for money. We are currently building large numbers ready to be installed across the globe and thought this shot of them all ready for assembly looked great.
Drums are one of the oldest forms of musical instrument, with history stretching back thousands of years—and long before the invention of the modern drums sets, different kinds of drums played a major role in the music, traditions, and communication of many cultures around the world.
It’s thought that Conga Drums originate from Africa with the name probably deriving from the Republic of the Congo (Congolese). Conga drums also have roots in Cuban music, it’s thought the conga drum came to Cuba during the slave trade. Among Cubans and aficionados the name Tumbadora is considered more accurate and a musician who plays a conga is called a Conguero.
The conga drum is a tall and...
Music Will Fill The Air For World Music Day
Music will fill the air on World Music Day - the world’s largest annual free music event!
World Music Day (also known as 'Fête de la Musique') is an annual music celebration which takes place every year in cities around the world on June 21, the first day of summer. The idea originated more than 30 years ago by American musician Joel Cohen while working at the national French radio station France Musique. Joel proposed to have music celebrations on both the summer and winter solstices. The French Minister of Culture accepted half of his proposal, and on June 21 1982, the first ‘Fête de la Musique’ was born, fast becoming a national celebration. Now days World Music Day has become an international phenomenon. One important rule is to be followed - the music must be free, bringing the joy of concerts and live music to fans in every corner of the planet. Typically the music is played outdoors, often in the the street, to give access to people of all social backgrounds and includes...
Music Making For Dementia Awareness Week and #DoSomethingNew
In support of Dementia Awareness Week 2015 and the #DoSomethingNew campaign, Percussion Play teamed up with a local Care Home, East Hill in Hampshire for a little participant-led music making session outside in the garden. Percussion Play took along a small selection of their outdoor musical instruments for a morning of musical fun in the sun with the residents.
Percussion Play Director Robin Ashfield said “We belief music making outdoors has a unique magic not only for older residents but for the whole community of a care home, including visitors, family and staff. We wanted to be part of this special week and show there is nothing like music to bring people together.”
The aim of Dementia Awareness Week is to improve understanding of Dementia and overcoming stigma through local events and activities. Dementia is rapidly becoming the health and social care challenge of the 21st century. Numbers affected are set to soar because of an expanding older population. There is...