Easily scroll through and watch all episodes of Cliburn Kids below!
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MANY METERS: DANCES
Explore triple meter and waltzes with Buddy and friends! Get ready to count along! Can you keep up?
Join Buddy and friends as they use tempo and more to demonstrate two very different puppet characters taking part in a race.
Discover strange combinations of foods with Buddy and his friend Corrie. Can you hear all of the ingredients?
PICTURES YOU CAN HEAR: CONVERSATION
Meet two gentlemen with contrasting personalities as they have a musical conversation.
PICTURES YOU CAN HEAR: BABY CHICKS
Explore how pitch, dynamics, and tempo create music of the baby chicks dancing inside their shells!
PIANO GYMNASTICS: COUNTING CHALLENGE
Are you ready for a counting game? Figure out how many beats there are in this virtuosic music!
PIANO GYMNASTICS: BLACK KEYS
Watch how pianists work out at the piano! Can you make music using only the five black keys?
HOW MANY HANDS: TRIO
We’ve seen how the piano can be played with one, two, or even four hands. Could we add even more?
RABBIT AT TOP SPEED
Singer Corrie joins Buddy to help make a musical recipe for a special surprise guest!
HOW MANY HANDS: A FAIRY TALE
Buddy and his friend Evan tell this musical story about a princess and an evil fairy, using only the black keys!
THE LITTLE WHITE DONKEY
Let’s follow different musical themes to find out what happens in the tale of this cute animal friend.
THE CAT AND THE MOUSE
Learn how tempo and articulation create character and action in this musical cartoon. You decide how it ends!
BACK IT UP!
Do you think music can move both forward and backward? Listen to this piece to find out!
STARTS WITH A B: RHYTHM GAME
Clap along with Buddy and learn about quarter and eighth notes with a “surprise” composer!
LISTENING GAME: FUGUE
Challenge your pattern recognition skills! Count along with Buddy – how many times do you hear the tune?
Buddy and his flutist friend Mehrdad show us how musicians communicate and work together.
PICTURES YOU CAN HEAR: THE GREAT GATE
Join Buddy on a trip to the Great Gate of Kiev! Discover how musical themes represent different scenery.
PICTURES YOU CAN HEAR: GNOMES
What would music about gnomes sound like? Are the gnomes in this music nimble, lazy, or scared?
PIANO GYMNASTICS: FINGER WORKOUT
How many fingers does it take to play the piano? Find out in this episode!
LENNY AND LUKAS
Learn about form as two friends have an interesting birthday conversation – interrupted by “hiccups!”
Buddy is joined by his friend Corrie to play a piece that’s all about animals! Can you remember them all?
HOW MANY HANDS: RACING DONKEYS
Two donkeys are off to a race! How fast can Buddy and his friend Evan play the piano? Who will be the winner?
FOOTSTEPS IN THE SNOW
Join Buddy as he explains how composers can describe a snowy scene through tempo and rests.
HOW MANY HANDS: ONE OR TWO?
Think it always takes two hands to play the piano? Buddy demonstrates just how much one hand can do!
Discover odd meter with Buddy and this classic jazz tune. Get ready to count and clap along!
STARTS WITH A B: A-B-A
Buddy shows us how composers put different (A-B) sections of music together to form a waltz!
PICTURES YOU CAN HEAR: THE OXCART
Find out how pitch, tempo, and dynamics can demonstrate an animal at work! How heavy is his cart?
PICTURES YOU CAN HEAR: PLAYGROUND
What would music about kids on a playground sound like? Discover how music can paint a picture.
PICTURES YOU CAN HEAR: THE CIRCUS
Explore how the composer uses different musical themes to paint a picture of a circus clown!